Point A didn't work out, so we moved on to point B
Which was where everybody was hanging out anyways
At first there was a lot of talk about point C
And some speculation about D, and the points after that
But as time went by at point B
This kind of talk made everybody annoyed
I mean, point A hadn't worked out for anyone
Except for a couple folks in the past
And they just receded immediately to point C, supposedly
Actually for most people at point B
If you could gain their confidence
They'd practically scraped out A's existence
The more time that passed at point B
More suspect even the idea of point A became
Not just for us, but really for anyone
Including those people who left
So we trashed point A because it worked great wonders for us
In consoling ourselves about the fact that point B
Had begun to look increasingly like a permanent home for us
So there were a few ladies around, dreamer types
Who refused to cop to point B
And suddenly insisted on this possibility
As well as C, D, E and on out to Z
But this made everybody feel bad, you know
Like they were lacking, or failing
So it was tacitly agreed upon that these people were just crazy
And since they wouldn't pledge their allegiance to point B
It was hard to accommodate them
But some usefuls eventually made a bit
Which didn't pay well
But seemed to appease them
And amuse the rest of us for a while
Until the bulk of them developed dehabilitating addictions
And died off
Then we were sad
But not overly so, and not for too long
Because it was these addictions that did them in
Not point B, not us
I mean, christ, we gave them what they wanted
Which was condescending applause for their little dances and songs
Pictures and skits, humorous memoirs
Filled with melodramatic and ridiculous nonsense
All about points A and C
Which, come on, you know it's useless
If you live in the real world
Shit, I couldn't get anything done anyways
Because people are always calling me on the telephone
Saying, "We love you Jesse, we love you Joseph
We love you Helmet, we love you Draco
We love you Tricky Dick, we love you Lawn, Ron
And even Dan, even though you can't spell for shit
But we don't love you
Despite the fact that you have no vision
But because you don't and we don't either"
I could barely keep my own campaign going
With all the freaks and distractions from point B
Much less drum up some interest about other people's crap
In other people's places
You can't live in a castle made out of sand unless it's got a sand bank
That dispenses actual paper currency
I mean, the point is we live here, in the middle, point B
So get with the fucking program
Sure you might ask, "What is the program?"
And I won't really be able to tell you
But I will really be able to rent it
And that's good enough for me, because that's the way things are
Point A, point C, D, T, O, N, A, T, O, B

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Poem #1 (Point A) song meanings
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    General Commentthis poem is so beautiful. i think elliott is saying that he belongs to no "point", no specific place.
    myxangelxelliotton July 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard somewhere that Elliott didn't write the poems he read at this show. Is that true?
    cheezzit23on March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYep it's true. He didn't write any of the two poems from the knitting factoy show.
    Beardedon April 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah on some interview he was talking about this, and it definitely sounds like he wrote it....

    "well, it wasn't poetry!" he laughs. "it was just a bunch of crap i made up that day. i wind up making up a lot of stuff, i wouldn't say that it's good or bad, it's just a bunch of stuff that comes about on the way towards a song. it didn't particularly rhyme, didn't make a whole lot of sense, it was just a big cloud of words obscuring something that i might want to try and figure out at some point. honestly, i can't remember what it was i was talking about that night. something about numbers."
    musicalchairson May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLMAO its NOT tonatob?? he spells out tomatoe\


    proper lyrics with audio
    entiretyon June 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor me the points are various lifestyles...

    I feel that point b is settling.
    tabblynnon January 25, 2012   Link

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