You've got beet blood in your mouth and lies in your artichoked heart
youíre black eyes stalking through me
with a birdcage for ribs, that vultures trying to get out
itís scratching your kidney wings
weíre no longer feeding ourselves, the raccoons are eating our dreams
pushing past our feeblery to keep them out, this morning I heard one sing:
there's a whole big world out there my son, be careful don't believe them.
there's a crazy old lady in the sun, she's angry can't you feel it?
if you donít work hard youíre no son of mine, well Iíve earned these riverbeds
& Iíll drown you out until youíve made me proud if you wonít learn youíre better off dead.
so, Iím digging in this farm yard trying to find the seeds
forgetting all I have left in this world of course that includes me
so Iím building and Iím learning and leaving nothing unsaid
all I am is all I have, Iíll take this garden for my bed
and these are not just words built like a city of dreams, we have no use for this kingdom
Iím proud of you my friends, may your lives be a symphony of freedom
I don't want to live forever. I just want to live for now
but the angel on my doorstep keeps pointing me towards that plow
so Iím digging in with both my hands, keeping one eye on the door
If I go looking Iíll probably find it, ...and get all Iíve been asking for
I don't want to live forever. I just want to live for me
but your faces just keep haunting ...sometimes itís all I see
so Iím working hard at learning all I can Iím gonna give it all to you
Iíll keep making payments, until weíre all so straight and true
I want to paint seeds together, and follow you right up to the edge
filled up and spilling like carried cups, and watch the sun go red
but thereís poison right here in our water, and a shark somewhere in the well
I wanna show you my life, show me your life and tell me itís not the devil
I guess I I feel the way I feel, you make me feel like IĎm alive...
and Iím alive, am I alive, i am alive so you can live...
please come and live, why donít you live, you can live inside of me...
thereís a home for you inside me, inside of me there is a fire
inside my fire, there is more fire, and in that fire there is truth
but we take our furnace-chests, and run em neck deep into that lake
and let the coals stare us down, one last glare of doubt & hate
but we were wrong, no I was wrong, weíll just be wrong about some things
and it will never be, it can never be, it should never be this easy
to wash away the fire that burns, we wash away our flame
my eyes saw fire, my heart said escape
i said my eyes saw fire, my heart did escape
itís the beauty in the struggle has me going keeps me shook
sometimes I can see it in your face God but not in the pages of a book
and there's something in your eye that's asking
I got no answers, just clues for a path to truth
I thought it was you. but yeah, I thought it was me too.
I don't want to live forever. I just want to live for us
but the head on my shoulders keeps driving me to be careless
our brains donít want to listen, ears squinting for some honesty
itís gets slippery here, hold on....we are not ourselves probably
I don't want to live forever. I just want to live for you
but the devil round my doorway keeps singing me something new
so Iím listening with idle hands cupped tight around both ears
my minds open like a burned down house, I havenít died at all this year