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Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the plateau
Some belong to strangers and some to folks you know
Holy ghosts and talk show hosts are planted in the sand
To beautify the foothills and shake the many hands

The nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
You see a lot up there but don't be scared
Who needs action when you got words

When you've finished with the mop then you can stop
And look at what you've done
The plateau's clean, no dirt to be seen
And the work it was fun

The nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
You see a lot up there but don't be scared
Who needs action when you got words

Well the many hands began to scan around for the next plateau
Some said it was in Greenland and some say Mexico
Others decided it was nowhere except for where they stood
But those were all just guesses, wouldn't help you if they could



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    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 12:56 am
    What i wish this song meant, and what it means to me, is related to religion/spirituality... The happy guise and lofty importance we give it... Compared to the reality of it, which is that it's completely invented, subjective, and overall meaningless - except for the meaning each individual puts into it. Anyway, probably a stretch, but that's what i get from it.

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