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How I Spent The Dark Ages

HOW I SPENT THE DARK AGES (J Neo Marvin)

I cut my loved ones a whole lot of slack
I know what it’s like to fall off the tracks
After a few of the things that I’ve done
I can’t get high enough to look down on anyone
Forgiveness tends to come easy to me
Do you think I’m a sap? Do you think that I’m weak
When I say nothing human disgusts me except stupidity?

Your legend looms every place that I go
But the stories, they don’t match the you that I know
Friends are astonished, they don’t have a clue
Can’t comprehend why I’m hanging with you
I see the venom well up in their eyes
You must have worked hard to get so despised
I’d stop a bullet for you but the whole thing disturbs me.

I’ve fallen into a river of shit
Consoled by believing I’m baptized by it
The sweet perfume lingers on those who’ve been there
It’s our badge of honor which we proudly wear
Those without history cast the first stone
Show us your scars or pack up and go home
Open the closet door, check out the bones
You can’t have them: they’re mine.

I tried to die and I miserably failed
Begged to be punished, got kicked out of jail
So I picked up a shovel and started to dig
Down in the pen with the rest of the pigs
Now there’s a tunnel, it doesn’t go far
And no one here’s exactly sure where we are
Waving our arms at the trains flashing by
We never sold out ‘cause no one would buy!

And this is the song that the bad ones all sing
As they tear themselves inside out looking for wings
So if you’re sick and tired, you’re welcome to join in the chorus.

It goes:
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
What you’re saying
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
I am changing
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE
I can’t hear you!

And this is the song that the bad ones all sing
We tear ourselves inside out looking for wings
So if you’re sick and tired of it all
Come on down! You’re welcome.

©2001 J Neo Marvin (BMI)