Greatness picked me up by the ankle, cast a sincere glance at me,
Shook it's head, it's eyeglass fell, tossed me into obscurity.
Obscurity put me somewere safe for later use,
I couldn't take the abuse.

Laziness wrapped it's arms round me, rocked me to a sleep,
Tried to wake me with a worrying thought but I was gone too deep,
And deepness sucked me well within,
Then threw me in the litter bin.

Strike a light, burn the match,
Seems to me life's just like that,
We're spent matches.

Intelligence kept me at arms length, it didn't want me near,
The more I tried to access it the more I sensed it's fear,
And fear took a hold of me and turned my spine ice cold,
But spineless is a gift of mine, I fear I'm growing old.

And oldness ran a race with me, from birth till the end of time,
I reckon we were neck and neck, but oldness crossed the line,
And madness played a trick on me, it played a clever game,
It let me believe that I was fine, not totally insane.

Strike a light, burn the match,
Seems to me life's just like that,
We're spent matches.

Now strength has never been a friend of mine,
But I use it to my advantage all the time,
And consequence released its' grip on me,
The accent's off, it's just obscurity.

Strike a light, burn the match,
Seems to me life's just like that,
We're spent matches.
Strike the match, blow it out,
Seems to me without a doubt,
We're spent matches.
Put it out, toss it away,
How many times do I need to say
We're spent matches?
Lighted once, burn out quick,
The consequence just makes me sick,
We're spent matches.
La, la, la, etc..
Spent Matches.


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    General CommentA very inspiring song- maybe a relationship that's just fizzled out, or that life passes us by far too quickly
    HorseWhispereron March 17, 2005   Link

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