Congratulations

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MGMT is an American psychedelic rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally … more »

Dead in the water It's not a paid vacation The sons and daughters of city officials Attend demonstrations It's hardly a sink or swim
When all is well if the ticket sells

Out with a whimper It's not a blaze of glory You look down from your temple As people endeavor to make it a story And chisel a marble word
But all is lost if it's never heard

But I've got someone to make reports That tell me how my money's spent To book my stays and draw my blinds So I can't tell what's really there
And all I need's a great big congratulations 
I'll keep your dreams You pay attention for me
As strange as it seems I'd rather dissolve than have you ignore me
The ground may be moving fast
But I tied my boots to a broken mast

The difference is clear You throw it in your cauldron Rust and veneer, dusk and dawn Steinways and Baldwins You start with a simple stock of all the waste And salt to taste 
But damn my luck and damn these friends
That keep on combing back their smiles
I save my grace with half-assed guilt And lay down the quilt upon the lawn Spread my arms and soak up congratulations

Written by: ANDREW WELLS VANWYNGARDEN, BENJAMIN NICHOLAS HUNER GOLDWASSER

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