Thursday, May 19, 2005

Once in a Lifetime (red clay remix)

And you may find yourself in another part of the world
i never thought i'd be living where i do now, in the midst of all the smog and carnage, and the helicopters passing, and the water lapping at the harbour

And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
my friend and i went driving in her car today. the pollution smell was unusually strong, then we realized that it wasn't smog, but the car that was burning. we pulled over and the rear wheel was smoking from out the hubcap. my friend had been driving with the emergency brake on--again

And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
wife i live in a small room in the back of my ex-girlfriend's house. it's stuffed so full of records, books and action figures that there is no floor space left. all the neighbours wonder if we are a couple, but we're not

And you may ask yourself-Well...How did I get here? simple: i needed a place to go, and a place needed me

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this? the computer isn't a difficult instrument, once you've mastered a few basic skills
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile? it must be in my head, because the other way around doesn't make any sense

And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...

time passes quickly these days, like water slipping through cupped fingers. i work for an hour, then i rest. surest way to live a long life: spend your days doing something you hate

Water dissolving...and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean!

working to dig a crawl space underneath where the floor in the storage room will go, the earthen walls are cool and the sun beams down in patches from a skylight. we carry the earth out in buckets and deposit it in an alarmingly large mound where the garden used to be. scientists have tried to create soil in laboratories but have so far failed to unravel the delicate intricacies of simple earth. genesis lied: the dust wasn't dead to begin with

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/in the silent water
Under the rocks and stones/there is water underground.

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house? we spent a year renovating, now the people we rent out to are trashing it with their menagerie of house pets. they used to have two pigs, but one died
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go? somewhere far away, beside the ocean,
under the stars

And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong? most likely, a bit of both
And you may tell yourself
MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE? on government forms in the occupation box i put "blogger"

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

Time isn't holding us...Time isn't after us...
Time isn't holding us...Time isn't after us...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...

AMEN

2 comments:

Michael said...

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flatlander said...

Thanks, mate. God bless.