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"And computer terminals report some gains in the values of copper and tin, While American businessmen snap up Van Gogh's for the price of a hospital wing"
"It's a bin full of tissues from made-up faces"
"Sometimes your lack of sympathy gets hard to explain, So on your mask of make-up you just paint a little parody of pain"
"A crooked line of lightning, a silent movie moon Mother Nature's writing... to you"
"And the steps of this stone church, are peppered with confetti hearts Like a million little love affairs waiting to fall apart"
"And these tiny symbols of success, Like my black chauffeur's false friendliness Are less the spoils of spiritual wealth Than symptoms of distress"
"So nobody lives forever, the crassest of cliches Like time, time is the greatest healer But it's a murderer today"
"They say it's better to have loved and lost than never loved at all, but when you sit down and count the cost of all those losses there's no profit at all."
"You don't have to agree, when someone says they love you But you don't have to take the opposite view "
"So I put down the bottle, while in my head time is collapsing... So I can curse her memory, but don't try telling me That she was not an emerald in a mountain of coal Or there's a crock of cures for cancer at the end of the rainbow"
"When every heavy sky just empties on your fate, Sometimes keeping dry is something to celebrate"
"And you can try to hide the wreckage that you've come from, But every new disguise is just another lie to run from"
"Frittering packs of refuseniks, too drunk to muster any contempt Ten ways to relax on a cruise ship, one way to cover the rent I've whored myself around enough to know, baby You don't come with the customers and smile"
"In the race to life, I am an also-ran"
"And there were times when I know that I just fell in love to give myself an alibi"
"Like smoke from factories, we leave our heat behind Like wound down batteries, Hearts stop sometime"
"They send the rich ones to university And the rest get comics and T.V. So many souls to change"
"So mother and child while travelling to Delhi Have to jump off a burning train While the puppet rich bible class third world society Meets to discuss its slogan campaign"
"There is a joke I used to tell Some guy who gets three wishes ends up wasting them to Hell And in the end in misery he tells the joke himself"
"It's hard to say you love someone And it's hard to say you don't"
"Suppose love lives in a mansion How the hell do I get over the wall?"
"Like a ticket inspector running for a bus Irony's revenge surrounds us"
"I've heard those holy brethren muttering my name But it ain't no sin to drink when you're suffering"
"And if looks could kill I would need a license for my face Cause where his fists put bruises a scheming smile now takes their place"
"One day you'll wake up and all the pain that you've given out gets returned But I'm not sorry now, I've paid for what I've learned"
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