I saw the best minds of my generation passed out in their prime,
Waiting on a suitable time for waking up.
I must have looked in your eyes about two thousand times
But I never saw a sign,
No, Nothing to say "this was a time for giving up..."

And if you somehow still believe in love,
Try not to let it hurt so bad
Don't you know that you always had everything that you need?
If there was something in the stars above
Besides our sentiments and masses of gasses,
I used to swear that it still hadn't shown itself to me,
But why should it?

I had a dream about parking lots and shopping malls and lies.
The only words anyone could muster were just
"Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye"
And ain't I ashamed, ain't I ashamed to engage in these infantile notions of pain?
When we wake up, it's always the same,
Still I hope everything is okay...

I took a walk in your shoes, you know that I got the blues
Thinking about how there's this wall,
It makes climbers of us all 'til we eventually fall
And so you talk about your ideals like they're not how you feel,
Like they're a dream you hold inside, an old plan left unrealized
Until the day that it died.

Well, if you're waiting on the world to change,
Don't waste your precious heart,
Oh, I know that you are too smart to think that it will.
That sure is one way to live
But one day something has got to give,
And if you're not ready,
You sure fancy yourself lonesome still.

So don't cry so hard for things that haven't come yet,
Don't live your life like it's already gone,
And don't listen to closely to nobody just trying to make themselves feel better with some song.


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    My Interpretation"were just lies, and lies, and lies,"
    not sure, but I think it's goodbyes, instead of lies.

    "but one day something has got to live"
    this one I'm pretty sure it says "something has got to give", not live.

    cya
    bernardeson December 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfirst line is an allen ginsberg reference?
    tennisnippleson June 02, 2015   Link

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