We are all stealing fine drops. Misting our eyes. Fleeing
from the center. Edging out the mask of serenity... of brutal
disguise. We are rapidly approaching the ultimate breach of
contract. Making more of coincidence than reasonable.
I walked that line. Far too long. Laying those borders.
Sizing up. Surveying territory that just can not be defined.
Pounding stakes in untouched ground. The ultimate indiscretion.
Sounding the call of the new age.
We are making it all worthwhile. We are stilling the waters.
Dropping pebbles and making our own waves. Funding that one
great blitzkrieg. It is all beginning again. See the little
creatures run for cover. Fleeing the scene of the crime.
Walking in line. Boarding the evacuation bus. Triple-decker.
As the darkness blankets this mad dream... silencing the victims.
All the watches have stopped their spinning. No time left to
count. Seconds.. motion.. all the same tonight. Moving through
the layers. Peeling back the city's secrets. A slow ride past
the residents who never got to leave... eye to eye with that
glass separating you... unsure which of you is on the real
survival trip. Catching a glimpse of a puppy tucked inside a
trench coat, being bottle fed. You'd cry, but you can't find
And the underground shuttles are nearing their destination.
As the neon flickers to life. Pointing the way.. in its
cryptic way. Everything proceeding as planned. We see the
clues clearly now that everything has been stripped away.
Far too late for any deciphering to make a difference.
We knew you came here, we just didn't realize you lived
here. And the coupling that was denounced last spring
is really making a splash this time around. And there is
little to say about it now.
They've got their orders down pat now. No need to ask
anymore. No need to seek any form of access. The faces are
betraying more than sadness. Lines are running deep
into the mind. Weary troubadours have forgotten their
words. But they keep singing. They just don't know
How long can this revelry last?
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