The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

Album: The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind (2012)
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  • Apehead's brother wants to beat up Paul
    The boys have gone to watch
    Some of the girls are down at the mall
    Justine's got cherry cola and scotch
    Later on it's everyone around to Beck's
    Her parents are away in New York
    Sara, well, she just can't bear
    The stupidity, the boredom, the grind
    She stays at school so that she can hear
    The sound of the life of the mind

    And it's noisy up there
    It rocks me like a mother
    Rosa Parks and DNA
    Joan of Arc and JFK
    But it's noisy up there
    (Noisy up there)
    It rocks me like a mother

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    She's cut 'em all out of her social circle
    Won't introduce them to Lincoln or Frost
    Doesn't want to let them get to know Keats or Studs Terkel
    They'll never know what they have lost
    But Sara, well, she just can't bear
    The stupidity, the boredom, the grind
    She stays at school so that she can hear
    The sound of the life of the mind

    And it's noisy up there
    (Noisy up there)
    It rocks me like a mother
    Copernicus and Fortune's Wheel
    Plato, Glenn Gould, and the New Deal
    And it's noisy up there
    (Noisy up there)
    It rocks me like a mother

    Sara already knows pretty soon she'll be leaving
    Well, she's hoovered up whatever she can find
    But she doesn't want to hear about
    Pregnancies, foam fights, TV, take-outs, have sex, weddings
    The sound of the life she'll leave behind

    Yeah, it's noisy up there
    (Noisy up there)
    It rocks me like a mother
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    And it's noisy up there
    (Noisy up there)
    It rocks me like a mother
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh Writer/s: BEN FOLDS, BENJAMIN SCOTT FOLDS, NICHOLAS PETER JOHN HORNBY
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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