If you found the words, would you really say them?
Or silent through the verse
Will mumble punctuation?
Remembering the line, an empty metaphor
That you savor by yourself
Your never cure
If I forgot the lines, is it easy enough to fake it?
Or do you need a moment to re-memorize
And model it like a curse half disguised?

Leers, cheers, whispers and tears
The final taste before you're taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It's all right to say it
Just as long as you don't really think so

Give me a little room
To get on with concentration
Just enough to know
What I'm missing in education
Borrowing all the hours that you gave to me to
It's a wonder I could ever breathe
Under all our thoughts
We'll hear the final answer
Of all the things you are that have been paralleled
All the voices that were raised and finally fell

Leers, cheers, whispers and tears
The final taste before you're taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It's all right to say it
Just as long as you don't really think so

Lights
No show
No sex
That's all you get
No wait
No calls
No remittance for what you know

Leers, cheers, whispers and tears
The final taste before you're taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It's all right to say it
Just as long as you don't really think so


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"Parallel Lines" as written by Matt Didemus Jeremy Greenspan

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is brilliant.

    It's tragic, really. I perceive this as someone who has a creative mind, but is unable to utilize it due to social / exogenous factors, less doing so would render them guilty of something or completely destroy there ability to function in society. For example, they may be working or doing something to make a living that they are "stuck" doing, and everything they represent to public view or outward perspective is NOTHING that they feel with moral or ethical value. It diminishes themselves and is the antithesis of their own creativity.

    The sad part is that I perceive this very similar to social thought in the US right now - judgment prior to attention and perception to form one's own thought. The singer knows that everything they say will be interpreted literally and without thought, diminishing their individuality and sense of purpose. To make positive change and contribution to self and society belonging.

    "Leers, Cheer, and whispers and tears. The final taste before you are taken away"

    Express all emotion you can, and relate it to all, before societal pressure or you either eliminates your care in what you love, or will kill you. You have one chance to stand up and make this decision - face the difficulty and punishment (even though moral and right), or die trying.
    Purdu_slp1on November 23, 2019   Link

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