The singer said singing was his first love,
before professing it'd be his last.
I thought, "man, that's quite a profession
to spill into an hourglass,"

but I did the same thing,
and I've got an hourglass;
she's my best friend,

but this ain't about friends,
and it ain't about me,
it's about what makes your hair curl,
and your blood boil.

'Cause you're a liar, a coward, and a clown,
but there's about two million of those in my hometown;

oftentimes the blackout drunk decisions of a power hungry few
are absurd enough to outweigh the sum

of every soul in this village.
It happens every day where I'm from.

I'm sitting on the couch,
in the underground jazz bar;
it's a Friday night,
everybody's walking around

trying to be cool.
Trying to be trendy
like a good old fashioned HAL 9000;
HERE WE GO!

"GIVE ME SOME SOUL
GIVE ME SOME PASSION
GIVE ME SOME ENERGY"

I'm like

"give me some life,
give me some passion;
give me some energy."

But I'm a liar, a coward, and a clown,
like almost everyone in every town;

oftentimes, the blackout drunk decisions of a powerful few
are absurd enough to outweigh the sum

of all the life in the West Village (if there is any left).
It happens every day where you're from.

There must be something I can dream tonight;
there must be something I can dream.


Lyrics submitted by marzipanflows

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