"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


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

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    General Comment"what will grow crooked...buy a ticket and get on the train"
    We are born doomed as a human race and there is nothing anyone can do about it. its best to just pack your shit and get on a train.
    "Cause this is fucked up..fucked up" realizing that since the beginning of time that humans were doomed all along and how its just all fucked up.
    "People get crushed like biscuit crumbs...no, it just isn't happening" People in the grand scheme of things are no more significant that biscuit crumbs and humans as a whole will never be happy.
    "This is your blind spot...but it isn't" Hindsight is 20/20 and it would be so easy to point out a timeline for the fall of man.
    "You cannot kickstart a dead horse...with your fingers you can touch me" Theres no point in dwelling on what you can't change and it doesn't matter if the world ends tomorrow because i am here now and im real because you can touch me.
    "I'm you black swan, but i made it to the top" Black swan is in reference to Black Swan Theory is used by Nassim Nicholas Taleb to explain the existence and occurrence of high-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations.
    "Be you black sawn, I'm for spare parts, broken up"
    vampireXon March 08, 2010   Link

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