We could talk all night
but talking isn't real
We could put a name on it but it's not the real name
Perfect Fun
Call it what you want
it still won't last that long
You're headstrong
sorry but you're wrong

Educated man
Doing everything he can
which isn't much because his education isn't worth a damn
Try getting off your ass
Try picking up an ax
Things are overgrowing and it's time for ruthless cutting
Words without sweating

Educated Man

You're the idiom, baby
twisting in the wind
Remember how you would take the bit between your teeth

Idiom Wind

All you do is rough the surface
you're exposed when everything you need is underneath

If you grew a spine
If you live a long time
Tragedy is bound to find you

You're headstrong
Words without sweating


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    Lyric CorrectionAs printed in the lyric poster that comes with the vinyl:

    "We could talk all night, but talking ins't real
    We could put a name on it but it's not the real name.
    The perfect font, call it what you want
    It still won't last that long, 'cause you're headstrong
    You're headstrong, and I'm sorry but you're wrong.

    An educated man, doing everything he can,
    Which isn't much because his education isn't worth a damn.

    Try getting off your ass, try picking up an axe,
    Things are getting overgrown and it's time for ruthless cutting,
    Words without sweating never to heaven go.

    An educated man, an educated man...

    You're an idiom, babe.
    Twisting in the wind.
    Remember how you used to take the bit between your teeth?

    Idiom wind, idiom wind,
    Now all you do is rough the surface,
    You're exposed when everything you need is underneath.

    If you grew a spine,
    And if you lived a long time,
    Tragedy is bound to find you 'cause you're head strong.
    You're headstrong and I know you'd do it all again.

    Words without sweating never to heaven go...
    Words without sweating never to heaven go..."
    cliftongibbonson September 07, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about someone who's all talk and no action. He has big dreams he likes to discuss with everyone but never carries through on.
    Starwatcher23on July 17, 2017   Link

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