Pete Mitchell says he came up with this song after reading a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”...
This isn't television
It's not a greeting card
Survival of the fittest
Survival of the smart
A mystery obscured beyond a doubt
It's up to me
I'll suss it out
I'll suss it out

These idle conversations
Let me off the hook
Simple observations
Jotted down in my book
Takes all my concentration
It takes perfect aim
No time for the Playstation
Well maybe just one game

Run on the wheel
Jog through the maze
I'll break the seal
Maybe one of these days
Boil it down
Flatten it out
Distilling the essence
Of what life's all about
I'm still waiting
For the evidence

Too dangerous to hover
Not good to linger here
Roots of indecision
Dig in and disappear
I'm running round in circles
One shoe nailed to the floor
No stomach left for fighting
At least not anymore

Run on the wheel
Jog through the maze
I'll break the seal
Maybe one of these days
Boil it down
Flatten it out
Distilling the essence
Of what life's all about
I'm still sorting
Through the evidence

I'm through avoiding complications
Alright
I'm sorting through the situation
And it's alright
It's alright, alright, alright
It's alright

There is no perfect cherry blossom
Alright
I guess I've won some and I've lost some
And that's alright

You know it's gonna be alright, alright
You know it's gonna be alright, alright
I think it's gonna be alright, alright
I think it's gonna be alright, alright
I know it's gonna be alright, alright
I know it's gonna be alright, alright, yeah

Run on the wheel
Jog through the maze
I'll break the seal
Maybe one of these days
Boil it down
Flatten it out
Distilling the essence
Of what life's all about
I'm not waiting
For the evidence


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    General Comment"Suss it out" - to discover or figure out

    I learned something new today!
    MrDeliriouson April 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou and me both =] such a great song too.
    Maenberlinon January 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is my favorite song on this CD. Before I read Pete Mitchell's explanation of the song, I interpreted it as an expression of that part of all of us who wonder what we're supposed to be doing. I also love that they used a typewriter for the percussion.
    haphthaton June 08, 2015   Link

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