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Strokes – Ize Of The World lyrics

I think I know what you mean but watch what you say
'Cause they'll be trying to knock you down in some way
Sometimes it feels like the world is falling asleep
How do you wake someone up from inside a dream?

Your mind would wonder and search for it's place in the night
Your body followed this feeling like following light
Once that your music was born it followed you round
And then it gave your activities meaning and let you be loud.

Your sad but you smile.

It's not in your eyes
Your eyeballs don't change
It's the muscles around your eyes

An egg to fertilize
A pulse to stabilize
A body to deodorize
A life to scrutinize
A child to criticize
Young adults to modernize
Citizens to terrorize
Generations to desensitize?

You're dreams are sweet and obsessed
And you're overworked
You've over taken by visions of being overlooked
How disappointed would D(ead)I(dealistic) D(esperate) I(nventor) P(ioneer) P(hilosophers) be
To see such our power in our hands all wasted on greed?
Am I a prisoner to instincts or do my thoughts just live as free and detatched as boats to the dock?
Just as music was born and detached from your heart.
Is your free time to free mind or for falling apart.
Night after night
You turn out the light
You don't fall asleep
Right away
"are we... are we done?"

A desk to organize
A product to advertise
A market to monopolize
Movie stars you idolize
Leaders to scandalize
Enemies to neutralize
No time to apologize
Fury to tranquilize
Weapons to synchronize
Cities to

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  • foreverme
    This is one of my favorite songs of theirs. To me, the song is saying how society in the world shapes and molds people from a young age into something that they want. You can't really know if the things that you think are actually your free thoughts or if they're just thoughts reflected upon what you see in the world. By living here on earth, you're brainwashed the moment you're born so you never really have time to think or over-analyze the things that we humans do. Life sometimes seems as if it's just a long process of functioning, what is to be believed, correctly.
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