"Lisa Listen" as written by and Lisa Loeb....
Who would steal on sunday?
Who'd made them believe make believe?
Who'd buy a prayer when you can pray for free?
If the way you drank your coffee was the way you looked at me,
Then I could take both my hands off the tv.
I've been sleeping on half of my bed lately,
And thinking about what you said to me,
'you're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning.
Lisa, won't you listen?
The moon shines for you.
You're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning.'
A sweet man will sing a seafaring song,
And a dear, strong woman coos gently along.
Good guys at the cozy are servin' folks for free.
Did you ever notice there are so many people in bands in the city?
I've been sleeping on half of my bed lately,
And thinking about what you said to me,
'you're tipsy, you're turning, you are alive, you are burning.'
And I will not judge you by the way you play your instrument.
No, that's true as fiction, sometimes I do,
But the moon shines halfway sometimes too.
Lisa, won't you listen?
The moon shines for you:
You're tipsy and turning, you've got one foot on the floor.
You're alive, you are burning.
You always wanted more.


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"Lisa Listen" as written by Lisa A. Loeb

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General Comment"drank your coffee" not held
    makeartnotmathon May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentQuote from Lisa Loeb:

    "I guess this is a country-western song. It involves confusion about spirituality, and where you can actually find true spirituality. The song starts out "Who would steal on Sunday?/ Who'd make them believe make-believe?/ Who'd buy a prayer when you can pray for free?" That's in reference to televangelists who steal money from their congregations. Sometimes where you most expect spirituality, turns out to be where there is none. If more people had real love in their lives, they'd stop searching for religion in the wrong places. It's also about finding spiritual comfort in daily things, in being in a band, in the ups and downs of life, etc."
    Onlineon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe moon shines for you.
    You're tipsy and turning, you've got one foot on the floor.
    You're alive, you are burning.
    You always wanted more.
    Usually I scoff at music like this,but that line made me approve wholeheartedly of Lisa Loeb
    promisexkepton January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpsh! scoff at lisa loeb! I could see how that's possible BUT she's the best person that you could scoff at and enjoy simataneously.
    I like this song, even if the meaning is not always clear. Its a good sing along song
    brokenspoonson April 03, 2007   Link

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