October 9, 2010

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.