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Phish – Halley's Comet lyrics

Halley's Comet, I-said-a Halley's Comet

How could you know that I lived in a desperate world?
How could you dream that we were all made out of stone?
What is the truth, what is the faithful lasting proof?
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

Knock on my windows, link up the chains
It's gotta be easy, no splinters no pain
It's Cadillac rainbows and lots of spaghetti
And I love meatballs so you better be ready

I'm going down to the central part of town
I'm going down to the central part of town
Central part of town, I'm going down
I'm going down to the central part of town

["Halley's Comet" over doo-wop]
What did I do?
And don't be blamin' eat my cashew
For everything I do to get the story
And everything I do to pull me in
And everything I say to get the title
But when they use it on me I reject it

What would you do if you ate my daddy's shoes?
What would you say if it was naturally for you?
How would you feel if it rained on ???
How would you like to have your thick strawberry goo?

I'm sinking down, it's a glorious feeling
To make a big difference, my body is reeling
Even Carl Sagan can't shine my shoes
'Cause I know deep inside it's got to ???
(mighty fine something)

I'm going down to the central part of town
I'm going down to the central part of town
I'm going down to the central part of town
I'm going down to the central part of town

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    There's always someone who is lower in life than our own self. People at the very bottom perhaps can't think very well about anything to even consider their condition. It can become a tad encouraging to anyone with a mind to, so long as we do not dwell overmuch on the lack of a shine to our own shoes. We need to a have a purpose, perhaps even to lift people up along with us and have that same purpose. So it's not good to dwell overmuch on differences.
    Eventually, we need to think about discerning enough to actually obtain what we do like in life. Perhaps while we're at that central part of town. Er, especially. People don't have to be starving in open view to eat someone's dad's shoes, but the idea of living on eatting shoes. Doesn't seem like a lot of fun. Add five starving children, all eatting tons of meatballs to the mix and it loses all possible sense. Heart, or something, doing all the thinking in the making of choices.
    Sometimes people drink themselves to death in their sixties out of guilt because they never gave a dime towards social security. Was it a fear of communism? Life sometimes seems quite a bit more desperate than it is. If the story has been more desperate than one's own story, we freely borrow theirs to help them make light of it and also try to become a part of it as well, some day. Perhaps not until they are long gone though. Of course you'd rather eat your daddy's shoes than be called desperate. Some people have better luck. And why does it bother anyone that water rolls off a duck's back?
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