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    "Distortion" Lyrics

    Vic Chesnutt

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    Everybody lies
    What's the big deal?
    It's impossible to know what is and isn't sealed
    Faith is the lies we tell and tell ourselves
    Life is the lies we tell everybody else
    History is a daisy chain of lies
    Humans love distortion
    Public record is a poetic device
    Blown way out of all proportion

    I look at the color red, and say 'red'.
    Everyone else looks at the color and says 'reddish'.
    We all say I don't believe it til I see it,
    But so much happens between light in the eye
    And assimilation of that data in the consciousness.

    A symbol beam bending, or
    Or experienced anomalies
    Or electrical distortion along the optic nerve.

    But more mysterious are the magnetic osmotics
    Sloshing around inside the hi-falutin grey filter switchboard
    that is brain.
    Miles of rough road!

    Vital baggage is tossled gore, tossed off the truck
    Everyone sees it in a certain way,
    everyone knows it as only they can know it,
    And everyone has things that only they can see
    Understanding breaks down,
    Gulfs in agreement develop
    (old Greek domes) Crumble
    We all define the stuffs and stages of our worlds
    With terse tags and populist generalities.

    We all know a rose, is sometimes a rose
    But what fucking color is it? what fucking color is it
    Everybody fibs, myths are entertained
    Delusions are encouraged and/or covertly ingrained
    Faith is the lies we tell and tell ourselves
    Life is the lies we tell everybody else
    Common knowledge is a daisy chain of lies
    Humans love distortion
    Civilization is costume revelry, culture by coercion
    Everybody lies
    This song was submitted on January 2nd, 2014 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Vic Chesnutt.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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