The man of the moment is just way ahead of his time,
could be why you see just distance in his eyes
he could be watching ashes grow,
where all your best seeds were just now sown
but for all I know there's far more I don't

New rays of light must fight for a place between the leaves
so son don't seem surprised to find no shade beneath this tree
just like Abe you can't think twice
when offered your piece of the franchise
now every kid expects a birthright

Hand-me-down, hand-me-down oh brother,
now it's your turn, it's your turn to deliver
hand-me-down, hand-me-down oh brother,
what's the measure of a man, made to measure

It's some privilege to claim that only the strong survive -
if you can choose the time and place and what you'll sacrifice
we'll all get our piece of the dream
and the have-nots will have to take another hit for the team
well that's just how it's always been

It went something like - garden, tree, Adam and Eve, and Father, pray, forgive.
But if I never hear that shit again I'll live and live and live
and whatever made the world go round before
is probably what will keep it going round after they're gone
but for all I know there's much more I don't

Hand-me-down, hand-me-down oh brother,
now it's your turn, it's your turn to deliver
hand-me-down, hand-me-down oh brother,
what's the measure of a man, made to measure
made to measure


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    General Commentthe second verse makes me think is a father telling his son that he must earn his place in the world and that he is not going to be sheltered by his family:
    "new rays of light must fight for a place between the leaves, so son don't seem surprised to find no shade beneath this tree"
    SecretScumon January 17, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis one has a lot of the same science vs belief as Have You Fallen.
    ohkamikazeon August 20, 2009   Link

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