I bet you're wondering
If you woke up today
Just to learn why the caged bird sings
I bet you're wondering if the goddesses are all crazy
Or just keeping it interesting
Situated slightly outside society
At odds with its odd offerings
I bet you're teetering on the edge of sobriety
Just to alleviate a few things

Like the fear that you're standing here
'cause you want to be liked
You know you need your instrument
But does your instrument need to be miked?

You keep imagining
That pretty soon you will just disappear
And thinking that one thing
Is what saves you from your fear of being here
Here for now
Here for now
Here for now

I bet you're looking for the little red x
Next to the red arrow
And the words 'you are here'
I bet you're hoping that your heart will send up
The white flag this time
Or some sign that the coast is clear
Yeah the moment when your heart jumps
It's all that's happening
And once again
It's like the first time you've felt that shock
Yeah the moment when your heart jumps
It's all that's happening
And I was right behind the door when you knocked

Thinking maybe I'm just standing here
'cause I want to be liked
I know I need my instrument
But does my instrument need to be miked?

I keep imagining
That pretty soon I will just disappear
And thinking that one thing
Is what saves me from my fear of being here
Here for now
Here for now
Here for now

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    maybe we all are our own "goddesses" and some are just written down as oposed to the majority.. keeping at odds with their odd offerings... this song doesnt mean anything specific to me but it sends me into a whirlwind of philosophy

    regardemylasheskgmon May 28, 2004   Link
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    arnt we al jsut here for now?

    intoodeepon November 15, 2004   Link

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