"Continent" as written by and Herbert Magidson Con Conrad....
Dumb and numb, from young and wired
All I do is wait
Pushy and hungry for more
Curtis, do you know what our lives are for now?
That it's been 3 weeks and no one talks about you anymore?
All I do is wait
We are a sea of fragility
And so ready to surf the sink
'Til the sponges are flooded and we're all forced underneath
All I do is wait
I'm so good at condescending
It's so good for my weak ego
Can't get past what comes naturally to me
It comes natural to use
There's a fairness in the city
There's a new smell in the air
Satisfaction promised
But the sentiment ends there
All the Capricorn reactions
In the river up to my knees
A hundred little baby fishes
With baby bottle mouths to feed
Crooners crawl themselves like whores
Across the barroom floor
My mother used to hold me,
I hold her now that she's old
After all it's just a notion
Nothing really in the end
'Til a good one leaves the continent
You just can't write words to send
I guess everything's just perfect
It's all true, what you've been told
Run and tell your good friends that you just got sold

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"Continent" as written by Herbert Magidson Con Conrad

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    General CommentI love how this song starts slow and melodramatic, then cuts to a power chord driven rock part.
    To me, the first part of the song asks what point to life there is. Ben's friend, Curtis, had passed away and Ben even says after three weeks no one talks about the deceased friend. Or maybe Ben is waiting to die because life is fragile..."all I do is wait."

    My favorite line has to be "My mother used to hold me I hold her now that she's old." It's so simplistic it's genius.
    indi_wannabeon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think Ben is trying to convey his feeling of uselessness. After his friend is gone, he can't help but feel like he has no purpose, that his end is inevitable, and he feels devastatingly insignificant. I think he feels overwhelmed about how things can change so drastically.

    I love the way he sings "So I guess everything's just perfect."
    _murphyon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"all i do is fueled by a selfish need to feel like i have something special to give." .. that's not in the song.. is there another version?
    charcoalsketchon August 27, 2006   Link

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