Life's For The Living

Passenger17 Feb 2013
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Life's for the Living - Passenger

 

Well grey clouds wrapped round the town like elastic

Cars stood like toys made of Taiwanese plastic

The boy laughed at the spastic dancing around in the rain

 

While laundrettes cleaned clothes

High heals rub toes

Puddles splashed huddles of bus stop crows

Dressed in their suits and their boots well

They all look the same

 

I took myself down to the cafe to find

All the boys lost in books and crackling vinyl

And carved out a poem above the urinal that read

 

Don't you cry for the lost

Smile for the living

 

Get what you need and give what you're given

Life's for the living so live it

Or you're better off dead

 

While the evening pulled the moon out of it's packet

Stars shone like buttons on an old man's jacket

We needed a nail but we tacked it 'til it fell of the wall

 

While pigeon's pecked trains

Sparks flew like planes

The rain showed the rainbows in the oil stains

 

And we all had new iPhones but no one had no one to call

 

And I stumbled down to the stomach of the town

Where the widow takes memories to slowly drown

With a hand to the sky and a mist in her eye she said

 

Don't you cry for the lost

Smile for the living

Get what you need and give what you're given

Life's for the living so live it

Or you're better off dead

 

Well I'm sick of this town

This blind man's forage

They take your dreams down and stick them in storage

You can have them back son

When you've paid off your mortgage and loans

 

Oh hell with this place

I'll go it my own way

I'll stick out my thumb and I trudge down the highway

Someday someone must be going my way home

 

Till then I'll make my bed from a disused car

With a mattress of leaves and a blanket of stars

And I'll stitch the words into my heart with a needle and thread

 

Don't you cry for the lost

Smile for the living

Get what you need and give what you're given

You know life's for the living so live it

Or you're better off dead

 

Don't you cry for the lost

Smile for the living

 

Get what you need and give what you're given

Life's for the living so live it

Or you're better off dead

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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