another day begins
and there you are
the mother sways her shins
here comes the footstep of the man who'll make your dreams
the tube is fitted in
and there you are
the tepid seditive
then a scream

hold your placard up / cold and coffee cup
after go to a bar
hand your flier out / must admire
how dedicated you are
i don't wanna know if you're having fun
or your maddens are on sale
i don't wanna know if you've got a gun or a new stepson
or you think you're gonna bail

chris hougan / she had to run
last night been a lot of fun
but now it's french / a little tense
she hadn't done the reading
there she sat / hoped to pass
didn't think to face the fact
that oh by gosh o lack o lass
columbia is bleeding
walkin down / off the bus
vickie lucas crossed campus was
thinkin how she's made it now
that successful feeling
walked by fast / hailed a cab
no clue that she'd passed a lab
and while she's sittin in lit class
columbia is bleeding

the surgeon is in town
and there you are
the clamp is comin' down
then a scream

everybody knows protestors are those
schmoes who don't have a life
see these scientists seeking differences
have to suffer such strife
i don't wanna know if you're havin fun
or your maddens are on sale
i don't wanna know if you got a gun or a new stepson
or you think you're gonna bail

generalize, proselytize, verbs were spillin out their sides
as charles eise buys his supplies gets ready for a feeding
tried for track / hit the mat
didn't think to face the fact
that while he's thinkin 'man that's wack'
columbia is bleeding
quite a snob he didn't tip
nice guy rob watched the eclipse
and looked around / 'i've made it now
i'm just so glad to be here'
made a pass / got hand slapped
didn't think to face the fact
that while he's mackin on that ass
columbia is bleeding

you don't have a religion
but you have fingers ten
they clutch at your incision
you roll them up and
then a scream

they're just animals / make good edibles
fester filth and disease
check the bible son / we got dominion
we can do as we please
i don't wanna know if you're havin fun
or your maddens are on sale
i don't wanna know if you've got a gun or a new stepson
or you think you're gonna bail / hell

tee tee green / mezzanine
ended up beside the team
and gave a cheer / got some beers
with friends who started streakin
back with zach said 'i look fat'
didn't think to face the fact
that while she's under self-attack
columbia is bleeding
rodney j began to pray
his momma lost her life that day
had been a year / it wasn't clear
if he was safe or screamin
as he jabbed the bible flap
he didn't think to face the fact
that barbarism killed the cat
columbia is bleeding

this is the ivy league


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    General CommentThis is about senseless suffering going on unnoticed by senseless sophomores at a college campus (Columbia University). It's a musically and lyrically clever juxtaposition of the inanity of students who care little about learning and the insanity of their professors who learn from the suffering of innocent creatures in the name of science. It reminds me of "A Day in the Life".
    wraton February 26, 2006   Link

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