A memo to a higher office Open letter to the powers that be To a God, a King, a head of state A captain of industry To the movers and the shakers Can't everybody see?
It ought to be second nature I mean, the places where we live Let's talk about this sensibly We're not insensitive I know progress has no patience But something's got to give
I know you're different You know I'm the same We're both too busy To be taking the blame
I'd like some changes But you don't have the time We can't go on thinking It's a victimless crime
No one is blameless But we're all without shame We fight the fire While we're feeding the flames
Folks have got to make choices And choices got to have voices Folks are basically decent Conventional wisdom would say
Well, we read about The exceptions In the papers every day
It ought to be second nature At least, that's what I feel "Now I lay me down in Dreamland" I know perfect's not for real I thought we might get closer But I'm ready to make a deal
Today is different And tomorrow the same It's hard to take the world The way that it came
Too many rapids Keep us sweeping along Too many captains Keep on steering us wrong
It's hard to take the heat It's hard to lay blame To fight the fire While we're feeding the flames
Writer/s: ALEX ZIVOJINOVICH, GARY LEE WEINRIB, NEIL ELWOOD PEART
Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT
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Mr Mobius from The UniversePatrick from Bedford TX should dive head first into a wood chipper.
Patrick from Bedford, Tx...I meant Second Nature, not Prime Mover. So, a weak-ass 80s pop song aggrandizing a high school sophomore's s--tty opinions? I am not nearly high enough for this. Time to remedy that, then onto Prime Mover!
John from Asheville, NcI like this song a lot from Hold Your Fire. The lyrics always have a renewed relevance....as things can always be better. I love that the song is a plea for common sense. Really nice (though benign) musical melody behind it. Definitely lyrically and melody driven.