"Poised and Ready" as written by and Brendan Benson....
You're poised and ready
Unable to make a sound
Your hands are sweaty
As you look down
You're running already
When you hit the ground

You're willing and able
So nice to have around
The head of the table
Is tightly wound
The noise is loud
So turn it down

When you think about it
Try to wrap your head around it
You find none of it
Makes any sense at all
And people you once trusted
Are now looking so disgusted
And they're waiting anxiously
For you to fall

You take for granted
And take what you can grab
Fore say what's landed
Into your lap
You shake the hand
And take a stab

And there's no need to doubt it
There's never been
Two ways about it
It takes a thick skin
There's ways around it
But no way in

When you think about it
Try to wrap your head around it
You find none of it
Makes any sense at all
And people you once trusted
Are now looking so disgusted
And they're waiting anxiously
For you to fall

And there you go
Telling everybody you know
Selling a one man show
So take a look around you now
And soak it up and take a bow

You're living and crawling
And trying to catch a breath
You're stalling and dying
A sudden death
And all the while
You second guess

Oh, oh yeah
Ooh ooh ooh

Oh now the time has come
For it to stop
The clown was done
So call a cop
You're like a boy
In a china shop

You're poised and ready
Unable to make a sound
Your hands are sweaty
As you look down
You're running already
When you hit the ground


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"Poised and Ready" as written by Brendan Benson

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    Lyric Correction>>>You're like a boy who turned and shot

    should be

    >>>You're like a bull in a china shop
    egnon September 26, 2010   Link

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