"Twenty Questions" as written by Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Nathaniel Yauch....
Is the cup half empty, or is the cup half full?
Does the sun rise at dawn, or does the earth just spin along?
Or is it all perspective on how we see the world?
How many countless life forms are on a little ball that twirls?

Are we intrinsically separate beings?
Or could we possibly be parts of the same thing?
Water feeds the plants and the sunshine makes them grow
So how can anyone be an island on their own?

Does life make me happy, or does it bring me down?
Do I have what I need, or do I just want what's around?
Am I seeing truth, or do I just see wool?
Well, is the cup half empty, or is the cup half full?

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"Twenty Questions" as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

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    General CommentCool song. It would've fit right in on Hello Nasty. I believe the vocals are by Yauch & Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto.
    kanoe13on June 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSuch a gentle, philosophical song for the Beastie Boys. I believe that this song samples "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon.
    JohnnyLurgon April 06, 2013   Link

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