Bend it Like Becker

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Did it get heavy?
Or is it just me?
Under pressure like we’re in a stinking sinking submarine.
But I’m not ready,
No no, man, you can’t make me.
In the deepest darkness there’s still light enough to see.

So hold up.
Everybody holed up in your dark apartments,
The part in your heart where the smart ends
Should pipe up and cry out loud,
"Stop looking for the key—they’ll never ever let you out."

But if you know a way to stem the flow
Of all of the oh god’s and all of the oh no’s,
The terror starts to fade, and time its time it takes—
An even steady pace.

Do you remember wakin’ up?
And everything was fine enough?
Though even then things kinda sucked.
But I don’t think, no, surely not this much.
With every passing minute, this perpetual beginning
Moves a little further down the line
But I’m fine, I don’t mind.
I find, I’m, I don’t mind.

But if you know a way to stem the flow
Of all of the oh god’s and all of the oh no’s,
The terror starts to fade, and time its time it takes—
An even steady pace.

Floating like dust in the glow
Of your second last episode,
You get up off the couch and decide to go out.
You put your feet on the pavement,
Walk to see the band in the basement
Hey man, don’t they sound just like Pavement?
And that’s where your day went.

Oh I’ve said a thousand times,
And I will say a thousand more—
You’ve got no use for a reason man,
You don’t know what it’s for.
Just try to live amid the bliss,
And quit your keepin’ score.
For fine lines define you and I.
We’re pint sized on the grand timeline.

So if you know a better way to go,
You’d do better to say so.
See we’d really like to know.
It’s evaded us thus far,
Though we’d like to make it ours.

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from Lots of Friends & Money, released December 20, 2016

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