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Ize Of The World Lyrics

from First Impressions of Earth

"Ize Of The World" is track #12 on the album First Impressions of Earth. It was written by Julian Casablancas.
"Ize Of The World" is track #12 on the album First Impressions of Earth. It was written by Julian Casablancas.

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I think I know what you mean, but watch what you say
'Cause they'll be trying to knock you down in some way
Sometimes it feels like the world is falling asleep
How do you wake someone up from inside a dream?

Your mind would wander and search for its place in the night
Your body followed this feeling like following light
Once that your music was born it followed you 'round
And then it gave your activities meaning and let you be loud

You're sad but you smile
It's not in your eyes
Your eyeballs don't change
It's the muscles around your eyes

An egg to fertilize, a pulse to stabilize
A body to deodorize, a life to scrutinize
A child to criticize, young adults to modernize
Citizens to terrorize, generations to desensitize

Your dreams are sweet and obsessed and you're overworked
You're overtaken by visions of being overlooked
How disappointed would D.I.D.I.P.P. be
To see such power in our hands all wasted on greed?

Am I a prisoner to instincts or do my thoughts just live as free
And detached as boats to the dock?
Just like the music was born and detached from your heart
Is your free time to free minds or for falling apart?

Night after night
You turn off the light
You don't fall asleep, right away
Are we, are we done?

A desk to organize, a product to advertise
A market to monopolize, movie stars to idolize
Leaders to scandalize, enemies to neutralize
No time to apologize, fury to tranquilize
Weapons to synchronize, cities to vaporize


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