The Nanny State

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83 began in January
And ran until the spring of 85
Everyone who was anyone was happy
So glad to be alive

And when the news came out about a week or so ago
I couldn’t get myself to bed
I can’t forget what it read

No one should wait until they’re dead
Some wait forever instead
How the blood doesn’t collect is anyone’s guess
After a modern Jonestown wreck is laid to rest
And you couldn’t even bother to call

85 turned into 97
I couldn’t even catch my breath
the heart it worked the skin was young the mind so cool
and yet with nothing left to do

And when the news came out about a week or so ago
I couldn’t get myself to bed
I can’t forget what it read

No one should wait until they’re dead
Some wait forever instead
How the blood doesn’t collect is anyone’s guess
After a modern Jonestown wreck is laid to rest
And you couldn’t even bother to call

The nanny state I’m living in gets weaker
As the years wear thin
No one here can even tie their shoes

Soft or hard Paternalism
We believed in strict bonism
The world is good but far from one we’d choose

They gathered up the sentimental greetings
The miles of film the scattered clothes and shoes
A man he starts his way in life believing
Believing when there’s nothing left to lose

And when the news came out about a week or so ago
I couldn’t get myself to bed
I can’t believe what it read

No one should wait until they’re dead
Some wait forever instead
How the blood doesn’t collect is anyone’s guess
After a modern Jonestown wreck is laid to rest
And you couldn’t even bother to call

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from Nowhere Near Here, released June 4, 2013

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