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Running Up A Tab On The Universe

RUNNING UP A TAB ON THE UNIVERSE (J Neo Marvin)

I have drained every reservoir
I have tapped out every well
I have left myself with nothing
But some sordid tales to tell.

The Good Ship Lollipop is sinking
I do believe we’re upside down
My foot’s caught in a chandelier
Do you think that we’ll be found?

Keep on climbing to the bottom
Pedal to the floor, speeding in reverse
I’m running up a tab on the universe.
There must be some way out of this
Grit your teeth and run, hang on to your hope
You may find yourself swinging from a rope.

It’s not true that I hold my soul
But yes, I’ve pawned it more than once.
Did I really burn that bridge back there?
Guess I’m going to have to jump.

Lying like a magic carpet
Convoluted pleas, plotting on my knees
I’ve got debts to pay I can’t explain away.
I keep climbing to the bottom
Pedal to the floor, speeding in reverse
Running up a tab on the universe.

©2001 J Neo Marvin (BMI)