The Good Universe
Born into this town just like an unlocked cell in jail Almost free, still a detainee trying hard to post my bail 'Cuz 23 feels old to me, no sight, no scent, no trail Of my t-shirt dreams of the Major Leagues or a boxcar fairy tale The word "career" that hit my ear never sat right in my brain The long job search, the paperwork, it all seems so insane But the standard set can define success, other roads have rough terrain And different's free with no guarantees of redemption or acclaim The discovery of eternity is something most deny To take on love and dreams and strife and know you're gonna die I stay up late to beat that fate, still wake up terrified And I run through days, trying in vain, to beat death or to hide My heroes rise from their place in life stood stubborn and alone They brave the night to bring the light to the fearsome and unknown And forever live for what they did inside an ancient poem When the tape deck speaks, athletic feats, or churches made of bones Downriver from the icons and all their immortal deeds Sewn together by the promise of opportunity By slaves and wars and long-locked doors disguised as other's needs By a chance first kiss and another missed and a soul to brave the seas Someday, some town, some kid like me is born and I'm long gone This series of metamorphoses remains to take him on The girl he'll loose, the hometown blues, the searching and the song Screamin' "remember me" at the centuries, trying to make more right than wrong I'm driving on a summer's night to a place all my friends go I got a song in my back pocket, and a move nobody knows Its a long and lonesome road, my friend, I'm out here on my own And I flip the bird to the mean old world and go searching on for home
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