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Present Tense
by Pearl Jam



Do you see the way that tree bends?
Does it inspire?
Leanin out to catch the sun's rays
A lesson to be applied
Are you getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

You can spend your time alone, re-digestin past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms and realize you're the only one
Who can forgive yourself, oh
Makes much more sense to live in the Present Tense

Have you ideas on how this life ends?
Checked your hands and studied the lines
Have you the belief that the road ahead ascends off into the light?
Seems that needlessly, its getting harder
To find an approach and a way to live
Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

You can spend your time alone re-digesting past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms a realize you're the only one
Who cannot forgive yourself, oh
Ah, makes much more sense to live in the Present Tense
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Lyrics submitted by William.