I gather speed from you fucking with me
I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side
I will hold the candle, till it burns up my arm
I'll keep takin' punches, until their will grows tired
Oh I will stare the sun down, until my eyes go blind
Hey I won't change direction, and I won't change my mind
I'll swallow poison, until I grow immune
I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room
I shit and I stink, I'm real, join the club
I was bitten, must have been the devil
He was just paying me...
A little visit, reminding me of his presence
Letting me know, he's a-waiting... oh
I swallowed my words to keep from lying
I swallowed my face just to keep from biting I, I...
I swallowed my breath and went deep, I was diving, I was diving
I surfaced and all around me was enlightened
I'm like an opening band for the sun
I had a false belief
I thought I came here to stay
We're all just visiting
All just breaking like waves
I've used hammers made out of wood
I have played games with pieces and rules..
I've deciphered tricks at the bar...
But now you're gone,... I haven't figured out why...
I've come up with riddles... and jokes about war...
I've figured out numbers and what they're for...
I've understood feelings.. and I've understood words...
But how could you be taken away?...
I pledge my grievance to the flag
Cause you don't give blood... to take it back again
Oh we're all deserving something more
Progress,... taste it,... invest-it-all
Champagne breakfast for everyone
I've been harboring fleets in this resevoir,... red sun...
And this nation's about to explode...
I wanna rise
And say goodnight
A look on the other side
I know I was born and I know that I'll die
The in between is mine
There's nothing wrong with what you say
Just asking you to sway
Can you feel this...
World with your heart and not your brain?
I remember when you sang
That song about today
Now it's tomorrow and
Everything has changed
I used to be a crustacean
In an underwater nation
and I surf in celebration
Of a billion adaptations
I feel the need
Planted in me
Millions of years ago
Can't you see
The oceans size?
Arms laid upon me
Being so kind
To let me ride
I scream in affirmation
Of connecting dislocations
And exceeding limitations
Be achieving levitation
I'm not blind
I can see it coming
Looks like lightning
In my child's eye
I'm not frantic
I can feel it coming
I'm questioning my education
Is my education who I am now?
While you're deciding, I've been finding
Looking around in the here and now.
If I've been taught from the beginning
Would my fears now by winning?
I got scratches all over my arms. One for each day since I fell apart.
I got memories. I got shit so much it don't show.
they probably aren't all ed's, but i like 'em.
The whole world will be different soon... - EV
RED ROCKS- 6-19-95
EV SOLO-BOSTON- 8-08