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Take Me By Surprise

TAKE ME BY SURPRISE (J Neo Marvin)

Flirt with the dark
I’m darker than you’ll ever be
What’s on your screen?
There’s nothing there I need to see
Stockpile vicious thrills
Gulp them down like delicious pills
It fascinates you so
I guess you don’t get out much, do you?

Dreams deferred
Grow bitter and look absurd
Come and see
The sad parade of history
Hear the bells
Hacks are casting sickening spells
Behind the wall
Someone screams and I feel it all

The book room grows and grows
As he compiles the evidence
He’s so misunderstood
But he still gets off on scaring people
Transparent boy
The suckers fall for his projections
But he perks up like a pup
The second someone calls his bluff.

Lose your appetite for dreaming
All that could have been burns up in the air
The tragedy of our potential
Is enough to drive you to despair
Tell me something if you dare

Take me by surprise
Convince me there’s a better future
Take me by surprise
Then prove that we might actually get there
Don’t let me down
Or do it quick and get out of the way
Don’t block my view
I’ve got my eye on something better

Dreams deferred
Grow bitter and look absurd
Come and see
The sad parade of history
Hear the bells
Building a global village of private Hells
Behind the wall
Someone screams and I feel it all

I keep my hope locked away where you can’t find it
I keep my hope locked away where you can’t find it
I keep my hope locked away where you can’t find it
I keep my hope locked away where you can’t find it.

© 2002 J Neo Marvin (BMI)