I forget the difference between being in love and being familiar with something I hope I'm above

Hear a lie enough and it cuts like the Gospel
When you're half-awake
No mistake is impossible

I'm a child again
Lost and happy in make-believe
But I'm lazy now
So someone's pretending for me

An untouchable man who holds his hands out to millions
Anyone can share his beautiful heroes and ugly villains

I spend a lot of time watching my TV
I take what they give me
And I give them nothing
But I waste a lot of time watching my TV
They've got me right where they want me
Ready for anything

I forget the difference between being loved and being a loose-pocket, worn wallet, short-sighted friend to lift money off of

Maybe I'm playing their game
So I can have a show where I stick 'em like a pig one day
Tell 'em they can go to Hell
'Cause they don't know another way
Or maybe I'm here 'cause it's something to do
Still waters can run shallow too
And I could watch myself run dry

I spend a lot of time watching my TV
I take what they give me
And I give them nothing
But I waste a lot of time watching my TV
They've got me right where they want me
Ready for anything

I forget the difference between being alive and living through somebody else who's acting out somebody else's life


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    General CommentChris Thile and the How to Grow a Band have been covering this song on their recent tour. I heard Chris say at a concert that it required THESE artists to make a good version, and he no longer liked the original version, which appeared on Deceiver, his experimental solo album which didn't sell so well.
    linguisticson August 18, 2007   Link

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