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Can't stop addicted to the shin dig
Chop top he says I'm gonna win big
Choose not a life of IMITATION
Distant cousin to the reservation
Defunkt the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
East side love is living on the west end
Knocked out but boy you better come to
Don't die you know the truth as some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burn so bright I wonder what the wave meant
White heat is screaming in the jungle
Complete the motion if you stumble
Go ask the dust for any answers
Come back strong with fifty belly dancers.

The world I love
The tears I've dropped
To be part of
The way you can't stop
Ever wonder if it's all for you
The world I love
The trains I hopped
To be part of
The wave can't stop
Come and tell me when it's time to

Sweetheart is bleeding in the snowcone
So smart she's leading me to ozone
Music the great communicator
Use two sticks to make it in the nature
I'll get you into penetration
The gender of a generation
The birth of every other nation
Worth your weight the gold of meditation
This chapter's gonna to be a close one
Smoke rings I know your gonna blow one
All on a spaceship persevering
Use my hands for everything but steering
Can't stop the spirits when they need you
Mop tops are happy when they feed you
J. Butterfly is in the treetop
Birds that blow the meaning into bebop

The world I love
The tears I've dropped
To be part of
The wave can't stop
Ever wonder if it's all for you
The world I love
The trains I hopped
To be part of
The wave can't stop
Come and tell me when it's time to

Wait a minute I'm passing out
Win or lose just like you
Far more shocking
Than anything I ever knew
How about you
Ten more reasons
Why I need somebody new just like you
Far more shocking than anything I ever knew
Right on cue

Can't stop addicted to the shindig
Chop Top it says I'm gonna win big
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation
Defunkt the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
Eastside love is living on the westend
Knocked out but boy you better come to
Don't die you know the truth as some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burn so bright I wonder what the wave meant

Kick start the golden generator
Sweet talk but don't intimidate her
Can't stop the gods from engineering
FEAR no need for any interfering
Your image in the dictionary
This life is more than ordinary
Can I get two maybe even three of these
Comin' from a space to teach you of the Pleiades
Can't stop the spirits when they need you
This life is more than just a read through



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    garlandofdarknessFeb 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    i dont get most of it but the parts i do i think mean that everyone wants everyone else to conform to their ideals...or maybe that we should stop living like our lives are scripted and live in the now cause you never know when the spirits will come calling.
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    messengerman135Jul 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    When you hear you're calling you have no choice but to follow through. Like it or not our minds are connected more than most realize so we must work together instead of giving up.
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 2:50 am
    I think the song is about a man who loses his girl because of the use of heroine and is trying to find her and when he does she doesent take beleive that he isn't addicted anymore so she rejects him after he explained how far he went for her but never shook his addiction.
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    musicluvur21Sep 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    i think this song was meant to have a diversified meaning- that being whichever way it makes one person feel is not always going to be what another may feel. to me it means that you can't give up even though life gets tough. "come back strong with fifty belly dancers"- i think this means that you should try your best to be all you can be
  • mutt244
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    mutt244May 15, 2009 at 11:12 am
    i just love this song..my fav by faaar r.h.c.p just don't seem to go away...they've been around forever and there music ROCKS!!

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