from by Be Brave Bold Robot



though I may listen while you tell me all about
how you saw jesus and the angels coming out his mouth,
I do it out of love, a patient reverence of
the thing inside you that just wants to be understood.
but I can't understand how any grown human can
think it more than just a product of the mind of man.
it is the deepest well, and I have seen it swell
my head with demons and a god I thought I knew so well.
but I began to see that what was god was me.
you fill a baby full of rules, that's all he's gonna be;
searching eternally, in each epiphany.
Desperation turns to manufacturing meaning

till it's gotten your thoughts in a dogmatic box,
deliberately blocking the gospel
the most recent news of our evolution.
the collective mind has found devine
(and the night...)

becomes a normal thing, and when the morning brings
our piece of planet back around into the scattering
of sunlight in the air, a blanket blueing,
where the stars delighted, I promise that they're all still there
beyond our atmosphere, way out, we've measured.
where we feared reproachment,
just a vacuum and some burning spheres

and if we go to hell, they won't care.
cuz they're just there.

I've heard it all before;
"we don't know what's in store.
it takes your life to learn to live and then ya live no more
so it'd be tragic if, instead of magic,
it's just blackness waiting beyond death's door.
this aint all we're here for, there's something more
a meaning to this mess, of this we're all so sure
heaven's doors will open onto all of our rewards
timeless, painless in the bosom of the Lord
all will be forgiven, this reckless way of living
the pain we bring, this human thing - just pray it away

and we'll remind ourselves everyday (or at least once a week)
and it won’t get in the way

I got alotta shit to do, you know I gotta get paid
hit and miss with that decency, it's okay
there’s another world after this one anyway
so right now we should all just be
Breeding and Driving, Yeah! (human race in first place)
BREEDING AND DRIVING, YEAH! (human beans reign supreme)

We are living in an ever-growing age of reason
where science is the reason for the seasons
we used to make all of it up to service just one purpose;
a Land without a Law can make alotta people nervous
although still we find the evildoers all around
the say “teach em god is great and the guilt’ll keep em straight
cuz it’s the praying and the rituals that will unite us”
Like I can’t love a man without a bible in my hand, and so
I cry out Sham, take a goddamn stand
and I’ll cry it again and again and again
and if that magic land doesn’t let me in
I run that risk for reasons far outweighing all my sins
to train the brans to not forget that since the dawn of man
we made the questions and then made up ways to answer them
and been replacing gods with observations ever since
and I got a feeling that we’ll figure out this puzzle yet
and learn to love like we were never told that we were broke and
maybe one day I will see you free of this burden
it’s a tragic distraction
you know you make the magic!


from Greatest Hits!, released April 20, 2017



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