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from Sleep Through The Static

"Sleep Through the Static" is track #3 on the album Sleep Through The Static. It was written by Jack Hody Johnson.
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Trouble travels fast when youre specially designed for crash testing
Or wearing wool sunglasses in the afternoon
Come on and tell us what youre trying to prove

'Cause its a battle when you dabble in war
You store it up, unleash it, then you piece it together
Whether the storm drain running rampant
Just stamp it and send it to somebody whos pretending to care

Just cash in your blanks for little toy tanks
Learn how to use them and abuse them
And choose them over conversations
Relationships are overrated, I hated everyone, said the sun

And so I will cook all your books
Youre too good looking and mistooken
You could watch it instead from the comfort of your burning beds
Or you can sleep through the static

But who needs sleep when weve got love?
Who needs keys when weve got clubs?
Who needs 'please' when weve got guns?
Who needs peace when weve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone

Stuck between channels my thoughts all quit
I thought about them too much, allowed them to touch
The feelings that rained down on the plains, all dried and cracked
Waiting for things that never came

Shock, an awful thing to make somebody think
That they have to choose, pushing for peace, supporting the troops
And either youre weak or you use brute force-feed the truth
The truth is we say not as we do

We say anytime, anywhere, just show your teeth and strike the fear
Of God wears camouflage, cries at night and drives a Dodge
Pick up the beat, stop hogging the feast
Thats no way to treat an enemy

Well mighty mighty appetite we just eat em up and keep on driving
Freedom can be freezing take the picture from the pretty side
Mind your manners, wave your banners
What a wonderful world that this angle can see

But who needs to see what weve done?
Who needs 'please' when weve got guns?
Who needs keys when weve got clubs?
Who needs peace when weve gone above

But beyond where we should have gone
Beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone
Beyond where we should have gone

Songwriters
Jack Hody Johnson

Published by
BUBBLE TOES PUBLISHING

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