distract me from a fall
I know that without you
I wouldn't have a chance at all

so thank you for the lift
this 5'10" frame
may be average in stature
but I think that average is a state of mind
that together we defy

this whole damn world is ours tonight

(everybody knows
that everybody's got their time
so let's work together
stretch our Warhol minutes into a lifetime)

filter out the noise
drown the distractions
diminish the dissonance
it's beautiful what's left:
I can hear my own heartbeat

I hear my own heartbeat

(Sometimes I get a glimpse of my true fate
the world from my eyes
and what a difference a year makes)

Take this television:
a utopian vision of a better way
well you can fuck that system
that's their definition of a better life
It's not mine:
so what?

standing tall
on the shoulders of those who would give it all
take my hand
and look in my eyes
and know it can be done

I thank you all
for your understanding of everything
I take this chance
to be part of this something:

this anything called life

Lyrics submitted by Ken Braley

Standing On The Shoulders (Of Average Sized People) song meanings
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