Hospital Walls

from by Nathan K.

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I was looking for some kind of answers
but all I found were piles of snow
I was wondering what all this life's for
but everyone said they didn't know

And I'm buried right now under piles of debt,
and soon I'll be buried with dirt
And all these songs in my head never quite pay the bills,
but I'm not all that concerned with it

I was working on a great big painting
to give my grandpa as a gift
But he died one cold dark evening and
so I threw it in the ditch

And who paints the walls in these hospital rooms,
cause they only make me feel sick
And I apologize if I've ever been rude,
oh I promise I'm working on it

All god's children are old and grey now,
and settled into their corporate jobs
And I wonder just what he thinks of
all these things that we care about

Cause I laugh and I cry like they're both just the same,
oh I swear that I'm losing my mind
But I read in a book that Bob Dylan he prayed
for the lord to teach him to be kind


from Dishes, released June 26, 2012


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