Unintended Long Term Effects

Album: Common Existence (2009)
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  • A paper crane, in a dirty drain, trying to dry
    Her wings.
    The atom split between her lips in the final stage.
    The chemicals dissolve and the family disappears.
    She sees her life slip between the cracks in the
    Atomic age
    Like a shot in the vein.

    Can a pilot see the the distant arc of history?
    A thousand suns all burst at once in a blinding rage.
    We need a drug, we need something to take the
    Dreams away
    Because the dream of peace has gone to sleep in the
    Passing lane
    Like a shot in the vein.

    There's a black dog hanging by a string
    In the flutter of a thousand paper wings.
    You put your faith in the chemicals
    But you fear the crash and you over react
    And you hear the bomb going off
    Then you see the flash and it's all out of sync.
    When you take bitter pills
    No sugar coat can mask the taste.

    A thousand paper cranes
    Left out in the rain. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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