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Adam Ezra Group

playThings That You Know Best

from Tumble Down Slow (2004) BUY

i’ve lived all throughout this town
i have worked the ground
i have sniffed around
while you’ve sat in your easy chair
with your wisest stare
and you’re high-class air

and i will say goodbye
but first i will confess
that i just can’t understand  
all the things that you know best

you run like a well made car  
you can go real far
you can purr and roar
but you were built for the open road  
not this local mode
with it’s heavy load


and you act like a child to me  
speaking knowingly  
when you just don’t see
and i’d like to turn you inside out
make you have some doubt  
of what it’s all about


you look at me like i’m pressing your luck
another way for you to pass the buck
and i will say goodbye
i look at you i see the smoke in your eyes
the fire burning on a compromise
and i will say goodbye
you should know it’s no show when you go  
that’s the last you’ll see of me

and i though you were smart enough
that when life got tough
you could call it’s bluff
chalk one up to the “could of hads”
though it makes me sad
you were just a fad


updated: 6 years ago