Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - “Biomusicology”
Had we never come across the vastness of pavement, the barrenness of waves, and the grayness of the sea;
Never lost or ne’er been misguided, we’d have ne’er reached seas so shining.
Or come around to the friendliest of faces,
handsomest in ugly places;
Or come from out of the tunnels we dig in to see that tunneling’s not living, and working doesn’t work;
Or come to find that loving is labor, labor’s life, and life’s forever;
Or come to see that keeping’s not giving.
You get what you’ve given,
you get what you deserve;
In the midst of all of the action maybe only there found satisfaction.
All in all, we cannot stop singing;
We cannot start sinking.
We swim until it ends.