Vague Criticisms

by West Dakota

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1.
Grass and fire will conspire To keep this land alive When guns and drugs and cattle and man decline From lookout points on holidays We seek out life from truth But who knew that the evidence was you Hard-pressed boots on sand and clay Will you get away Get away Hotel rooms and slot machines Are air-conditioned clean But overstay and you'll pay for that dream Beehive hairdos and rollerskates How will you escape Get away
2.
Getting paid just about every other day It's going well as far as I can tell But what does that say About every other day A parents' day trip and green hatchback I'm jumping in not believing That that was us Yeah that was us You moved to the woods to grow your own food Well that sounds cool but it's sort of rude For a communist Yeah what about us
3.
04:06
And feelings are pretend Unless the feeling offends You or a mom or your neighbor's dog Tom And by five o'clock things are rolling along The six o'clock news the news is old By ten or eleven it's told and it's told I can't believe that people listen To all these things that just happened And human interest is boring as hell Bad news is news that all turns out well I will be old and glad And I will not give in To feelings that offend A foreign key to an open door This nagging feeling we've been here before A heart attack in a Cadillac And Billy Joel where is your soul Hackensack or Patterson Let's go to a place where my father has lived Not Beverly Hills a spaceship on Mars Taking pills and lusting for cars I will be old and glad A thought parade on the Fourth of July A hotdog is filled with the question of why We pry and we poke selectively joke About the things we cannot decide And I want to be an American guy With eagles that soar and mouth open wide Singing the praise of American ways Hourglass shapes and a litany of pies I will be old and glad I will be old and glad I will be old and glad
4.
When you were young and dumb Roller coasters were so much fun Now they're just metaphor The abstract feelings of rich and poor At best we'll be like the rest You'll be disappointed and I'll be depressed But we can still have it all I'll be the supermarket you'll be the mall We're raised on bad jokes and puns Re-runs and men dressed as nuns Trash can be treasure they say But too much of it ruins my day At best we'll be like the rest You'll be disappointed and I'll be depressed But we can still have it all You'll be the supermarket I'll be the mall You believe in nothing you say But there's a label for that anyway You can't live your life excused The minute you find out the awful news At best we'll be like the rest You'll be disappointed and I'll be depressed But we can still have it all You'll be the supermarket I'll be the mall All our plaques are plastic colored bronze And all our brown hairs have turned to blonde And I remember when the things we feared Weren't so disruptively near All our plaques are plastic colored bronze And all our brown hairs have turned to blonde And I remember when the things we feared Weren't so disruptively near And now they're here
5.
03:04
You read some books and then you thought out loud At least someone's ideas are standing proud And you're not strange and you don't have to be And it's alright to love your society And we're just someone at someone else's parade Trying to look cool and not to be afraid But the natives can speak and spell And they can hear your fear And too late is too late even if too late was last year Yeah too late is too late even if too late was last year You read some books and then you thought out loud At least someone's ideas are standing proud And you're not strange and you don't have to be And it's alright to love your society I lost my stuff I thought I was tough But now I'm a mess I lost my stuff I thought I was tough But now I'm a mess I lost my stuff I thought I was tough But now I'm a mess I lost my stuff I thought I was tough But now I'm a mess

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released October 31, 2014

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