People are evil, it's true
But on the other side they can be gentle too
If they decide
But they don't always decide
We live on the impulses
Love is powerful
But not as powerful as evil
People are evil, it's true
But on the other side they can be gentle too
If they decide
They decide


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    General CommentNo comments?! This is one of my favorite on the album. It really feels like an alien reporting back to his superiors about the nature of humans. OR, keeping with the "embryonic" theme, it could be a spirit telling an unborn fetus how the world is going to be. Basically telling it that the world can be anything humans want it to be, "If" they decide.
    Synergisticon January 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso my favourite off the album. It's a pretty song about people; there's not much to get. Flaming Lips doing what they're great at: being bittersweet
    travmann777on October 04, 2013   Link

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