My wonderful realization or Lets not shit ourselves

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My wonderful realization or Lets not shit ourselves

Postby Rao » Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:52 pm

Well, the animals laugh from the dark of the wilderness.
A baby cries hard in an apartment complex,
as I pass in a car buried under the influence.
The city's driving me out of my mind.
I have seen a child, he's caught in the sad trap of gravity.
He falls from the lowest branch of the apple tree
and lands in the grass and weeps for his dignity.
Next time he will not aim so high. Yeah, next time, neither will I.

Now, a mother takes loans out,
sends her kids off to colleges.
Her family is reduced to names on a shopping list.
Meanwhile, a coroner kneels beneath a great, wooden crucifix.
He know's there's worse things than being alone.
I have learned to retreat at the first sign of danger.
I mean, why wait around, if it's just to surrender?
Ambition, I have found, can lead only to failure.
I do not read the reviews. No, I am not singing for you.

Well, I stood dropping a coin into the pit of a well.
And I would throw my whole billfold if I thought it would help.
With all these wishes I make, I should buy something real,
at least a telephone call home.
Well, My teachers, they built this retaining wall memory,
all those multiple choices I answered so quickly.
And I got my grades back and forgot just as easily,
but at least I got an A.

And so I don't have them to blame.
Well, I should stop pointing fingers;
reserve my judgment of all those public action figures,
the cowboy president. So loud behind the bullhorn
so proud they can't admit when they've made a mistake.
While poison ink spews from a speechwriter's pen,
he knows he don't have to say it, so it don't bother
"Honesty" "Accuracy" is just "Popular Opinion."
And the approval rating is high, so someone's gonna die.
ABC, NBC, CBS: Bullshit.
They give us fact or fiction? I guess an even split.
And each new act of war is tonight's entertainment.

We're still the pawns in their game.
As they take eye for an eye until no one can see,
we must stumble blindly forward, repeating history.
Well, I guess we all fit into your slogan on the fast food marquee:
Red blooded, White skinned oh and the Blues.
Oh and the Blues! I got the Blues! That's me! That's me!

Well, I awoke in relief.
My sheets and tubes were all tangled weak
from whiskey and pills, in a Chicago hospital.
And my father was there, in a chair,
by the window, staring so far away.
I tried talking, just whispered, " selfish..."
He stopped me and said,
"Child I love you regardless and there is nothing
you could do that would ever change this. I'm not angry.
It happens. But you just can't do it again."
So now I try to keep up, I have been exchanging my currency.
While a million objects pass through my periphery.
Now I am rubbing my eyes because they are starting to bother me.
I have been staring too long at the screen.
But where was it when I first heard the sweet sound of humilty?

It came to my ears in the goddamn loveliest melody.
How grateful I was then to be part of the mystery,
to love and to be loved. Let's just hope that is enough.
Tell the Spartans, Stranger passing by,
That here, Obedient to their laws, We lie,
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Postby Thomas_Salsbury » Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:11 pm

You go Rao! Dude, that was awesome!
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Postby ChatOmbre » Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:56 pm

yay! I'm glad to see more of your wondeful work, and I look forward to more of it. :)
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Postby Neerowolf » Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:26 am

*gives it two thumbs and a bikini clad woman up*
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Postby Rao » Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:45 pm

I like the woman, I actually like this song too, it's reall long though and hurts when i play it live.
Tell the Spartans, Stranger passing by,
That here, Obedient to their laws, We lie,
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Postby Wolfie » Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:09 am

>> er nvm...XD
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Postby Pbuster » Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:52 am

Are you Connor Oberst?
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Postby Nuxius » Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:10 am

Heh, yeah, you're right there Pbuster, I'm not a big poem/lyric reading fan so I don't read these too much... But yeah, since it's not Rao's own work, it doesn't belong in the Rogue's Gallery.

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