Words to Every Single Song
by Kaptain Karl

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I hate when people use "religion" to simply justify what they were going to do anyway. It's even worse when they don't know or won't acknowledge that they're doing it. It's EVEN worse when "religion" is used as an excuse to be a jerk.

To accept and embrace that there is a place inside where we all have demons and invent reasons for being the way we are already is the great triumph of this song. I think of it as a gospel song that gets back to the basic tenet of "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" and then we can go from there to find a kind and peaceful way to coexist.

p.s. I changed "Hallelumah" to "Mott the Hoople" because even though Karl told me once, I don't know what the heck a "hallelumah" is and it didn't have any meaning for me.

Lyrics:

I saw Mott the Hoople
I saw Sally and Denise
I saw Marshall McLoohan singin' "I Shall Be Released"
All of us are islands
All of us are not
It's a small, simple truth that I believe that she forgot

She lost herself in the mountains
Lost her mind behind the door
But she never lost her footin' she was countin' 2-3-4
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo

It's a logical assumption
It's a basic belief
that the gods of consumption are the true gods of grief
I believe in the future
But I stand in the past
I fear that the last who shall be first will still be last

For I love thee, my savior
And I love thee, my lord
But I was born to Ronald Reagan when he was only Gerald Ford
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo

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Got this slope in my shoulders
Got this pain in my side
Got a man here to tell me I've got everything to hide
I believed I was foolish
I believed I was wise
I believed in the things I could imagine with my eyes

On the edge of perception
Edge of a knife
On the edge of deduction is the place I lead my life
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo

I collide with the right and the wrong
and the song isn't singin' itself like it did when I was younger
than I am and older than I was but I'm older now because
of the people I was goin' undercover with and
fightin' all the crime all the time on other people's dime - not mine
I'm a selfish kind o' guy deep down inside
of the place where we all try to find our demons
Inside of the place where we all know we got it wrong
Inside of the place where we all invent our reasons
Inside of the place where we all know the words to every single song
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo
Doot Dood'n' D'doo

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