Frail Grasp On The Big Picture

Album: Long Road Out Of Eden (2007)
  • Well, ain't it a shame
    That our short little memories
    Never seem to learn
    Lessons of history

    We keep makin' the same mistakes
    Over and over and over and over again
    And then we wonder why
    We're in the shape we're in

    Good old boys down at the bar
    Peanuts and politics
    They think they know it all
    They don't know much of nothing

    Even if one of them was to read the newspaper
    Cover to cover
    That ain't what's going on
    Journalism's dead and gone

    Frail grasp on the big picture
    Light fading and the fog is getting thicker
    It's a frail grasp on the big picture
    Dark ages

    You’re my love drunk friend
    All that red wine and candlelight
    And soulful conversations
    That go on until the dawn

    How many times can you tell your story?
    How many hangovers can you endure
    Just to get some snuggling done?

    You're living in a hollow dream
    You don't have the slightest notion
    What long term love is all about

    All your romantic liaisons
    Don't deal with eternal questions like
    Who left the cap off the freaking toothpaste?
    Whose turn to take the garbage out?

    Frail grasp on the big picture
    You keep on rubbin' that, you're gonna get a blister
    It's a frail grasp on the big picture
    I've seen it all before

    And we pray to our Lord
    Who we know is American
    He reigns from on high
    He speaks to us through middlemen

    And He shepherds His flock
    We sing out and we praise His name
    He supports us in war
    He presides over football games

    And the right will prevail
    All our troubles shall be resolved
    We have faith in the Lord
    Unless there's money or sex involved

    Frail grasp on the big picture
    Nobody's calling them for roughing up the pitcher
    It's a frail grasp on the big picture
    Heaven help us

    Frail grasp on the big picture
    All waiting for that miracle elixir
    It’s a frail grasp on the big picture
    I don't wonder anymore

    Frail grasp on the big picture
    Somebody says, "You brought her here so go ahead and kiss her”
    It’s a frail grasp on the big picture

    Frail grasp on the big picture
    Light fading and the fog is getting thicker
    It's a frail grasp on the big picture

    Frail grasp on the big picture
    Frail grasp on the big picture

    Writer/s: GLENN LEWIS FREY, DONALD HUGH HENLEY, STEUART SMITH
    Publisher: Red Cloud Music, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music
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