A peaceful man opens fire
A harmless soul trips a wire
A careless child has expired

Maybe it's just living gets me down
Three dimensions and realistic sound
Meanwhile your withered brain cells fall away
But life goes on

A quicksand under your chair
A poison spreads through fresh air

Maybe it's just living gets me down
Three dimensions and realistic sound
Meantime your withered brain cells fall away
But life goes on


Lyrics submitted by CoyoteLongshot

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    General CommentThis is a great song. And a shame we had to wait 7 years to hear it. Makes me wonder about all the other gems Wilson has stashed away in his archives.
    tt86on July 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfrom where i got this song it was said that its a bonus track from In Absentia....and this kinda fits in the serial killer theme of the album

    it starts with innocent people being victimised... and in the chorus it shows how frustrated the killer is with his life and meanwhile the victims situaltion is gettin worse....
    muzikfreak777on February 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe vibe that I personally get from it is one of a person who sees only the bad things happening in the world, dwells on war and death happening to innocent people, and has a very dark and cynical view of things. So, and this would be the chorus, he instead chooses to shun the dispassionate world and stay inside, distracting himself with television or video games, and leads a life devoid of meaning or purpose. Depressing, but I guess that's nothing new to PT. :/
    CoyoteLongshoton May 08, 2010   Link

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