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I...went...searching for the truth but in my innocence I found
All the con men and their acrobats who stomped me in the ground
If I count up their percentages, I know they're getting rich
But they haven't taken everything those paybacks are a bitch

Though I've lost quite a lot, I am still in control
They can keep what they've got but they can't have my soul

And if I don't have this all worked out, still I'm getting closer, getting closer
I still have far to go no doubt, but I'm getting closer, getting close

What was ripped off by professionals is not all that it seems
While I must live up to contracts I did not give up my dreams
If I see it as experience, it hasn't gone to waste
Lately all the missing pieces have been falling into place

And if I could go back and start over somehow
I would not change that much, knowing what I know now

Thought there have been sins I will regret, still I'm getting closer, getting closer
I don't have all the answers yet, but I'm getting closer, getting close...

“G”...Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh...“A”...verse...

I'm a mark for every shyster from Topanga to Berlin
And I should have learned to kick them out as soon as they crawled in
So to every bank in Switzerland that stores my stolen youth
I'm all right because despite the laws you cannot hide the truth

& I know U will say I am still too naive but I have not lost faith in the things I believe

And if I don't have a this all worked out, still I'm getting closer, getting closer
I still have far to go no doubt, but I'm getting closer, getting close, “A”

Ooh ooh ooh...Ooh ooh yeah...Getting closer...Getting closer...
Can't get to flub away...I must love her...Getting closer...
Whoa whoa whoa...Yeah yeah yeah...Woo hoo hoo...Aw, that's--



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