Well, dust off your thinking caps
Solar powered plastic plants
Pretty pictures of things we ate
We are only what we hate
But in the long run we have found
Silent films are full of sound
Slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that
Serve narrational strategies
Help to notice nothing but the zone
Of visual relevancy
Frame-lines tell me what to see
Chopping like an axe
Or maybe Eisenstein should just relax
Well, Plato's cave is full of freaks
Demanding refunds for the things they've seen
I wish they could believe
In all the things that never made the screen
Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing
But still find some to spare
And other people got more than they could use
But they don't share
And some people got problems man
They got awful complications
Other people got perfect situations
With no provocation
Here comes another one, just like the other one
Looking at himself but wishing he was someone else
Because the posters on the wall they don't look like him
And so he ties it up he tucks it in, he pulls it back and gives a grin
Laughing at himself because he knows he ain't loved at all
He knows he ain't loved at all
You're breaking your mind
By killing the time that kills you
But you can't blame the time
When its only in your mind
It seems to me that maybe,
It pretty much always means no
So don't tell me you might just let it go
And often times we're lazy
It seems to stand in my way
Cause no one no not no one
Likes to be let down
I know she loves the sunrise
No longer sees it with her sleeping eyes
And I know that when she said she's gonna try
Well it might not work because of other ties and
I know she usually has some other ties
And I wouldn't want to break 'em, nah, I wouldn't want to break 'em
Maybe she'll help me to untie this but
Until then well, I'm gonna have to lie too
His dreams are like commercials
But her dreams are picture perfect and
Our dreams are so related though they're often underestimated
Well I was eating lunch at the D. L. G.
When this little girl came and she sat next to me
I never seen nobody move the way she did
Well she did and she does and she'll do it again.
When you move like a jellyfish
Rhythm don't mean nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop
Move like a jellyfish
Rhythm is nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop
She's the one that stumbles when she talks about
The seven foreign films that she's checked out
Such a fortunate fool
She's just too good to be true
She's such a fortunate fool
A billion people died on the news tonight
But not so many cried at the terrible sight
Well mama said
It's just make believe
You can't believe everything you see
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
On the news tonight
Why don't the newscasters cry when they read about people who die?
At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes.
We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing's gonna change there's no need to complain.
Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
How many years and you've barely even tasted
Anything remotely close to
Everything you've boasted about
Look who's crying now.
Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change
But hanging on is easy
When you've got a friend to call
When nothings making sense at all
You're not the only one that's afraid of change
Look at all those fancy clothes
but these could keep us warm just like those
and what about your soul, is it cold
is it straight from the mold and ready to be sold
and cars and phones and diamond rings, bling bling
those are only removeable things
and what about your mind, does it shine oh
are there things that concern you more than your time
And I don't pretend to know what you know
now please don't pretend to know what's on my mind
if we already knew everything that everybody knows
we would have nothing to learn tonight
and we would have nothing to show tonight
oh but everybody thinks
that everybody knows
about everybody else
anything about themselves
cause they're all worried about everybody else.
You can't blame me sure the killer was my son
but I didn't teach him to pull the trigger of the gun
It's the killing on this tv screen
you can't blame me it's those images he's seen.
Well you can't blame me says the media man
Well I wasn't the one who came up with the plan
And I just point my camera at what the people want to see
Man it's a two way mirror and you can't blame me.
It was you it was me it was every man
We've all got the blood on our hands
We only receive what we demand
and if we want hell then hells what we'll have.
Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart
Like: why are we here? And where do we go? And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing its always better when we're together.
Shocking but we're nothing
We're just moments
We're Clever but we're clueless
We're just human
Amusing but confusing
But the truth is
All we got is questions
We'll Never Know.
The telephone is singing
Ringing it's too early
Don't pick it up
We don't need to we got everything
We need right here
And everything we need is enough
Just so easy
When the whole world fits inside of your arms
Don't really need to pay attention to the alarm.
Where'd all the good people go?
I've been changin' channels
I don't see them on the TV shows
Where'd all the good people go?
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow.
They got this and that with a rattle a tat.
Testing, one, two, man whatcha gonna do?
Bad news misused, got too much to lose.
Give me some truth now, whose side are we on?
Whatever you say.
Turn on the boob tube, I’m in the mood to obey.
So lead me astray.
And know that if I knew
all of the answers I would
Not hold them from you. You'd
Know all the things that I'd know
We told each other, there is no other way.
No Other Way.
Must I always be waiting, waiting on you?
Must I always be playing, playing the fool?
Well if I was in your position
I'd put down all my ammunition
I'd wondered why'd it take me so long.
But Lord knows that I'm not you
And if I was I wouldn't be so cruel
Cause waiting on love ain't so easy to do.
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing.
Well I guess you could say
That he don't even know where to begin
Cause he looked both ways but he was so afraid
Diggin' deeper through the ditch
With every chance he missed
And the mess he made
Cause hate is such a strong word
And every brick he laid
A mistake they say
That his walls are getting taller
His world is getting smaller.
I want to turn the whole thing upside down.
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found.
I’ll share this love I find with everyone.
We’ll sing and dance to mother nature’s songs.
I don’t want this feeling to go away.
With everything ahead of us
We left everything behind.
But nothing that we needed;
At least not at this time.
And now the feeling that I’m feeling,
Well it’s feeling like my life is finally mine.
With nothing to go back to we just continue to drive.
Well I’m just people watching
The other people watching me.
And we’re all people watching
The other people watching we.
And the water below gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back every time that they cry
And make the grass grow green beneath my toes.