You used to look so alive
In the last year you looked like you turned 35
I used to hate you so I put you under my belt
I'm so confused and cannot tell you how I felt

They always try and bring me down but
I'm always so constantly high

Remember when you were like puddles in the rain?
I stopped the water, but you told me that you felt the same
You smoke a bit then you talked a revolution
Well I looked, I saw there's no solution

It's spelled out in all of our pollution
Will it come again, feelin like the 60s?

Hold out your Janis Joplin hands
I'll give you my cold James Dean eyes.

Take a flower, soak it in gasoline,
Empty my pockets, show you exactly what I mean
How can you stare and never really look at
You watch TV, eat and get a little fat

I see you're comfy and I'm not gonna deny that
You lay around so it's easier to hear lies

Compare the generation with a word like separation
Separated, no, I feel we're constipated
We can't get out what everybody wants to say
We're educated but they tell us we're wrong anyway

They always try and bring us down but
I'm always so constantly high

Hold out your Janis Joplin hands
I'll give you my cold James Dean eyes.


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    General Commentfrom CD booklet:

    You used to look so alive.
    In the last year you looked like you turned 35.
    I used to hate you so I put you under my belt.
    I'm so confused and cannot tell you how I felt.
    They always try and bring me down but
    I'm always so constantly high.
    Remember when you were like puddles in the rain?
    I stopped the water but you told me that you felt the same.
    You smoke a bit then you talked a revolution.
    Well, I looked and saw there's no solution
    It's spelled out in all of our pollution.
    Will it come again?
    Feeling like the 60s?
    Hold out your Janis Joplin hands.
    I'll give you my cold James Dean eyes.
    Take a flower. soak it in gasoline.
    Empty my pockets and show you exactly what I mean.
    How can you stare and never really look at?
    You watch T.V. eat and get a little fat.
    I see your comfy and I'm not gonna deny that.
    You lay around so it's easier to hear lies.
    Compare the generation with a word like, "separation"
    Separated? No, I feel we're constipated.
    We can't get out what everybody wants to say.
    We're educated but they tell us we're wrong anyway.
    They always try and pull us down but
    We're always so constantly high
    TSostarichon May 03, 2008   Link

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