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Hard Labour

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Oh to live my life completely unaware
Would be a pleasure more beautiful than blue
Instead I have to pretend like I don't care
About my shirt or my shoes
Ugly people, there's a lot of them
And I haven't got the luxury of the bomb
So all that's left is to live my life
Like a painting or a song

Live my life like a painting
Live my life like a song
Live my life like I know what's going on

What's the use in this mindless nostalgia
Cuz I was there the first time around
And second chances are hard to find
At least that's what I've found
And I never asked for this form of hard labour
To be creative and have no ideas
Like Greta Garbo with none of the talent
And all of the tears

But I'd give my life for a painting
I'd give my life for a song
I'd give my life just to know what's going on

Last night I ran into Clark Gable
As usual, he was looking real smart
Before I asked him about Carole Lombard
He stopped me and lit a cigar
He said, "You'll never make everyone happy
And life is just playing a part
And if you want to be a man like me
You gotta treat your life like it's art."

He said, "Live your life like a painting
Live your life like a song
Live your life like you know what's going on
And you will never be wrong."


from Alex Minoff, released October 23, 2012
Jon Theodore: Drums and Percussion


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