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"When This Is Over"

I'm thirsty for truth and
Information that's new
Transmission's too easy just
Don't tell me it's through -

I see them, I smile,
And I wave from my car.
The afternoon sun says
"Parade who you are."

But yesterday whispered:
"Tomorrow hates fools"
This year was just cancelled
And Easter is cruel.

And I know "when it's over"
Will be just the same.
And I know, when we're warmer,
We'll be just the same.

We're dressed up like surgeons
For the grocery run
Judging and jousting -
Just protect number one.

We all have excuses
And reasons for breaches
Our favored essentials:
Party cream peaches.

And I know "when it's over"
Will be just the same.
And I know, when we're sober,
We'll be just the same.

It offends you to think
That you could be wrong -
Invincible now, you don't
Know who you harm.

Death is changing so fast,
Gaze and gasp at the world -
The eggshell is cracking
Diamonds and pearls.

And I know "when it's over"
Will be just the same.
And I know, come September,
We'll be just the same.

All the real answers
Lie buried in greed
That offered false choices
And cheated our needs.

A century of bluster,
Distraction, and doubt:
The background is noisy
As our signal goes out.

And I know "when it's over"
Will be just the same.
And I know when we're older
We'll be just the same.

And I know "when it's over"
Will be just the same.
And I know when we're wiser -
We'll all be the same.

Not now.

4/11/20 9 PM

(notes about the song)

(Special print version)

Acoustic demo - 2020 10 20

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