Three Problems

from by Bill Borman

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The first problem is we see something new
We say “man, it's all wrong, no that just won't do
And the colours are green where they should be blue
Like my old one

“You know you've put all the dials on the wrong side
And there was no need to change it, the blind can stay blind
And they can lead each other, and time after time
We'll say no”

The second problem is we see something new
We say “man, that's great, I could use a few
And I really was unhappy (though I never really knew)
With my old one

”Yeah, I see it's quite effective, it'll surely be fine
We can spray it over here and only bad things will die
We've gotta take a chance, or we'll never advance
Don't you know?”

Third and most important is the obvious rule
That we never know enough to rightly choose
Yeah, put cigarettes firmly over there in number two
But don't touch that dial, it'll kill you

Bad decisions leech slow poison
Hear the gunfire on the horizon, oh
We can only hope

That all this falling only shows
That all these trials force our wings to grow
And you may find in time
That it's by design
That the reasons for these crimes
Are just the falling fragments
Of the walls
In your mind


from In Our Dreams We're Flying, released December 11, 2011




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