"Black Swan" as written by and Thomas Edward Yorke....
What will grow crooked, you can't make straight
It's the price that you gotta pay
Do yourself a favor and pack you bags
Buy a ticket and get on the train
Buy a ticket and get on the train

Cause this is fucked up, fucked up
Cause this is fucked up, fucked up

People get crushed like biscuit crumbs
And laid down in the bitumen
You have tried your best to please everyone
But it just isn't happening
No, it just isn't happening

And it's fucked up, fucked up
And this is fucked up, fucked up
This your blind spot, blind spot
It should be obvious, but it's not.
But it isn't, but it isn't

You cannot kick start a dead horse
You just crush yourself and walk away
I don't care what the future holds
Cause I'm right here and I'm today
With your fingers you can touch me

I'm your black swan, black swan
But I made it to the top, made it to the top
This is fucked up, fucked up

You are fucked up, fucked up
This is fucked up, fucked up

Be your black swan, black swan
I'm for spare parts, broken up

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by lightnlogic

"Black Swan" as written by Ian Alexander Smith Brad Germain

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    General Commentfrag - ok. i actually agree with you that the song isn't about bush, as such. but on the other hand the suggestion that someone who doesn't live in america has no reason to have an opinion about bush struck me as kinda ludicrous. america being the most powerful country in the world and all of that jazz does have the side effect of giving everybody living in said world some stake in what actions it takes.

    a specific example: thom's position on, say, global warming is well known. the US is responsible for - i believe - about 25% of global carbon emissions. yet bush continues to act as though nothing is happening.

    i mean even if you think bush is right and yorke is wrong, you have to admit, it's a reason to have an opinion.

    and hippie morons are in the majority because we're awesome. it's ok, though. we love you.
    r5d4on July 30, 2006   Link

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