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I put on my clothes like a body guard
I put the dogs on patrol in my own back yard
I don't wanna fight but I'm constantly ready
And I don't rock the boat, but it's always unsteady

There's an elephant in my head
And I tip toe around it
There are eggshells on the floor
Therefore I never touch the ground

It's like that old black hole,
No matter how you try,
You set out each day
Never to arrive

I got my eyes on the prize
But it looks just like a mystery
And it all goes by on the lonesome trail to victory
I'm drawing in the blinds, I got my own four walls
And the show really starts once the curtain falls

Take this thorn from my side
Fix this chip on my shoulder
Time is racing with the clock
And I ain't getting any older

It's like that old black hole,
No matter how you try.

It's like that old black hole,
No matter how you try.

It's like that old black hole,
No matter how you try,
You set out each day
Never to arrive

I put on my finest thread
And I wrap up my body tight
With the sun in my eyes
I step into the night

Like the mystery in the dark
Oh, it's just another kind of light

I don't expect you to believe me
But everything is alright
I don't make rules for a living
I don't do tricks for a dime

I was born on a good day,
Deaf, dumb and blind.
Who am I to tell the truth?
I don't even know what it is.

I don't know how to say it but I know that I can show you.
I don't know how to say it but I know that I can show you.

I tie my boots up tight
And I head straight for bed
There's a pistol and a crystal
Underneath my pillow

There's a tender heart
Inside that ugly armadillo
"These are tears of joy,"
Cried the weeping willow

There's a spirit in the air
And there ain't no way around it
I was not prepared to lose it
On the moment that I found it

It's like that old black hole,
No matter how you try.

It's like that old black hole,
No matter how you try.

It's like that old black hole,
No matter how you try,
You set out each day
Never to arrive



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    UnregisteredFeb 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm
    For me, my favorite line in this song is "These are tears of joy," cried the weeping willow". It kind of signifies that through the trials and struggles in life, you've finally made it. You may not know how you made it, but you did. This song, to me at least, explains how life works as much as it can. You can't figure everything out or understand everything but this song talks about coming to peace with that fact. It's about overcoming your demons. Nothing will happen the way you expect, so just let life take it's course. I love this song so much so many poetic interpretations you can make with it.
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 4:09 am
    This is a song about dichotomies in meaning, expression, and especially the ambiguities of relationships. Each of the concepts has a contradictory piece involved. It expresses the fact that although things may be simple, its hard to align anything because there is no one unifying theme in any type of literature. Pinpointing cannot physically occur in the everyday complexities of life.
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    "like the mystery in the dark
    oh, it's just another kind of light"
    "i don't make rules for a living"
    "i don't know how to say it but i know that i can show you. "
    "there's a spirit in the air
    and there ain't no way around it
    i was not prepared to lose it
    on the moment that i found it"
    "you set out each day
    never to arrive"

    I think he found "the way". You can't explain it, only build up around it. Which i believe he did perfectly.

    It's life y'all, he figured it out.
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    UnregisteredMar 6, 2012 at 1:52 am
    Its about being stuck inside "the cube".. (or "box") & having to wake up in it & its influence every day.
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    UnregisteredMar 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    I believe every line of this song contains as much meaning as the listener wants. The reason i can't stop listening is because there are so many things going on lyrically... You can take ten different lines and attribute lots of personal meaning to them.

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