Through these last fifty years as
television's taught us war is folly
and that you should never throw over your real friends
and in the end it might be better to give the trophy back
and tell em how you were cowed and conscripted
giving milk for a war that you now understand

Through these last ten thousand years
as books have taught us, that love is folly and that
if you only have one friend then you're famous
and there's work and then there's making work as invisible as
wishing it down into pillform while staging spills
with the drink in your opposite hand

Through these last several moments words have taught me that words
are folly and that when the ancient slams into the transient
there's no way to determine who should get their money back
and after this everything is fitness
bigger dreams, bigger screens, bigger feelings are planned

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    General CommentGordon truly is one of the great rock lyricists of all-time. Right up there with Dylan and David Byrne.
    What's this song about, lots of things, it's sort of a reflective bit of whimsy. Like with most good poems, it means what it is. Wishing it down to pillform is something small, concentrated and easily digestible.
    DevastatorJr.on January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the end of books. “Bigger dreams, bigger screens, bigger feelings”. There isn’t too many secrets to this song. Thanks to the “Fully Completely” podcast.
    Ethan Sullivanon November 02, 2018   Link

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