there used to be a tv show called The Land of the Lost
its kind of an insight into the downfall of mankind, if you will
a half-hour fallout shelter broadcast from a distant shore
the point is, they never killed the bloody dinosaur

the morale of the story there is no morale
if you missed it today you can always watch it tomorrow
had a nightmare where Neechi was dressed up like a clown
I was just about to jump off a bridge
he says to me
mac, don't look down it'll go away
if it ain't here it doesn't really matter where you go
if it ain't here it doesn't really matter

you ever notice how Shaggy and Scooby always ran around in a circle
a friend of mine thought it was a metaphor for life so he did
did you ever notice there was a Nixon sticker on the back of the Mystery Machine
and it said, I would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for those meddling kids

the morale of the story there is no morale
what I've been trying to say is what I've been saying all alongI had a dream there was a mermaid
swimming in my bathtub
said life was like an airplane, it'll crash before long

so don't look down it'll go away
if it ain't here it doesn't really matter where you go
if it ain't here it doesn't really matter

spotlights painted the building and the people gathered for the show
and a bum would finger the wind to see which way he blow
and the evening news people sat in their chairs
and waited for their makeup
and the police controlling the crowd in the street
well, they didn't think to look up
and it would suddenly seem that the world would turn the other way
as if the sun had come out and then changed the darkness into day
perhaps we are most peaceful when our sanity's on edge
cuz noone bothered to wonder who the guy was
stranded on the ledge

so you just
don't look down
don't look down
don't look down it'll go away

don't look down
don't look down
just push


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    General Commentthis song means that we should no worrie about things that arent real nad that we should face our real problems head on.
    scottboton October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHave you guys noticed how matt good seems to have a preoccupation with the television and he seems to blame it for many many societal problems? Like the girl that commits suicide while her mother is watching some game show in "Prime Time Deliverance"?
    youwantedaheroon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment'life is like an airplane it'll crash before long'

    so true, seems to be the theme of many of his songs. and TV....
    b.and.o.railroadon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe last part, the part he sings slowly, is basically the whole meaning of this song. its about suicide and preventing it, not doing it. The last part:
    "spotlights painted the building and the people gathered for the show...etc" its about a man about to jump off a building, and people are watching ("the crowd on the street"). the news people are just sitting there waiting for a story, the crowd is waiting for a show, the police don't really care and are just keeping peace. so it's about a man about to kill suicide, which fits into the them of the song. "don't look down it'll go away," is matt saying don't jump, you may have your problems but you shouldn't kill yourself. the other versus are about how fucked up the world is, which matt sings about often.
    yeah, matt sings about the state of the world and tv's role in it a lot. i can't stand prime time deliverance. love the lyrics and meaning, but the song itself--the singing and the music just kind of bugs me. i like it as a poem tho. very powerful, as are all his songs.
    b.and.o.railroadon January 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalso, there's some lyrics confusion:
    'I was just about to jump off a bridge
    he says to me
    mac, don't look down it'll go away'

    it's 'matt' not mac lol. the guy is talking to him, so he'd probably be saying matt.
    b.and.o.railroadon January 31, 2009   Link

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