Nothing happens when you die
You don't leave your body or fly off into the sky
The day it is you count on were just made up by some guy

Nothing happens when I cry
Reminds me of the time I called you up to say goodbye
A pint of chicken soup comes falling from my eye

It's the lens of isolation I declare
Your engineering knocks me out of my share
If mechanicals observe of what we are
Then number our days and point me to the car

Nothing happens by degrees
Your thought if summer-fall is hidden by the trees
My great assessor always said you were a tease

Nothing happens every year
I scare a few more people off by saying 'dear'
What if it turned out my companionship is fear

It's the sentimental minute in your hands
Fills your Januarys with my plans
This is why we leave our ancestors alone
Then number our days and lead me to the car


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    General CommentThe lyrics as printed in the liner notes:

    Nothing happens when you die
    You don't leave your body or fly off into the sky
    The deities you count on were just made up by some guy

    Nothing happens when I cry
    Reminds me of the time I called you up to say goodbye
    A pint of chicken soup comes falling from my eye

    It's a winsome isolation I declare
    Your engineering knocks me out of my chair
    If mechanicals observed are what we are
    Then number our days and point me to the car

    Nothing happens by degrees
    Your furtive semaphore is hidden by the trees
    My predecessor always said you were a tease

    Nothing happens every year
    I scare a few more people off by saying "dear"

    What is it about my companionship you fear?

    Every sentimental minute in your hands
    Fills your Januaries with my plans
    This is why we leave our ancestors alone
    So number our days and lead me to the stone
    Spacecowon December 31, 2008   Link

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