Before you say a word I should tell you that I've heard it all before
And you should probably save your breath
Your feelings of disgust, your thinly veiled mistrust
My friends have lectured me to death

The people on the news predicted he would lose
And this was never part of anybody's thoughts
But something must have gave, or someone must have caved
'Cause now he's up there and they're calling all the shots

And now most everyone's been taking turns at pointing out the flaws
Accusing us of sabotage and fracturing the cause
With fingers pointing everywhere and flapping of the jaws
I just avert my eyes and take the abuse

In social situations I keep mostly to myself
'Cause no one wants to hear about my failing mental health
And party conversation, I just keep it on the shelf
'Cause I've discovered it's of very little use

And now I'm here
Stopped at the red light
Watching the headlights
And what if it's all a trick that I fell for
It's happened before more times than I would care to own up to
And I don't know about you
But I've been getting so tired
Of holding out my thumb for salvation
The indication is that no one really feels like slowing down

I listen to the Clash, I separate my trash
I'm pretty vocal when I feel like things are getting out of hand
But nothing that I do is ever getting through
And I just wonder if nobody understands at all

The revolution won't be televised 'cause television's free
And no one's really sure just what the price is going to be
We're slowly going broke, our scene's become a joke
For coked-up funnymen and everyone but me

I like to think that what we had was more than just a fad
That it was rooted in some bigger kind of truth
But friends just shake their heads, make jokes about the Dead
And tell me that they used to think the same things in their youth

I'm stopped at the red light
Watching for headlights
And what if it's all a trick that I fell for
It's happened before more times than I would care to own up to
And I don't know about you
But I've been getting so tired
Of holding out my thumb for salvation
The indication is that no one really feels like slowing down


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