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Pendulum Swinger Lyrics

from Despite Our Differences

"Pendulum Swinger" is track #1 on the album Despite Our Differences. It was written by Ray, Amy Elizabeth / Saliers, Emily Ann.
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I meet you for coffee
We get together periodically
And I got a bad case, I can't shake off me
The fevered wondering
Now I'm wondering how it ought to be

You work in the system
You see possibilities and you're glistening
Eyes show the hell, you're gonna give 'em
When they back off the mic for once
And give it to a woman

I dream like a mad one
Brutal fantasies I catch as catch can
I'm a psychic and a laywoman
I see love and I like to make it happen

What we get from your war walk
The ticker of the nation breaking down like a bad clock
I want the pendulum to swing again
So that all your mighty mandate
Was just spitting in the wind

It doesn't come by the bullwhip
It's not persuaded with your hands on your hips in it
It's not the company of gunslingers
The epicenter love is the pendulum swinger
She is, she is

It's fine about the old scroll Sanskrit
Gnostic gospels the Da Vinci Code, a smash hit
Aren't we dying just to read it and relate?
It's too hard just to go by a blind faith

But they left out the sisters
I've been praying to a father God
So long I really missed her

The goddess of benevolence
And you should listen to your mama
If you have a lick of sense left

It doesn't come by the bullwhip
It's not persuaded with your hands on your hips in it
It's not the company of gunslingers
The epicenter love is the pendulum swinger
She is, she is, she is, she is

Pushed under by the main press
Buried under a code of dress
Relegated by the Vatican
But you can't keep a spirit down
That wants to get up again

If we're a drop in the bucket
With just enough science to keep from saying fuck it
Until the last drop of sun burns its sweet light
Plenty revolutions left until we get this thing right

Doesn't come by the bullwhip
It's not persuaded with your hands on your hips in it
It's not the company of gunslingers
The epicenter love is the pendulum swinger
She is, she is, she is, she is

Songwriters
RAY, AMY ELIZABETH / SALIERS, EMILY ANN

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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