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They Provide The Paint For The Picture-Perfect Masterpiece That You Will Paint On The Insides Of Your Eyelids Lyrics

"They Provide The Paint For The Picture-Perfect Masterpiece That You Will Paint On The Insides Of Your Eyelids" was written by Tim Hardin.
"They Provide The Paint For The Picture-Perfect Masterpiece That You Will Paint On The Insides Of Your Eyelids" was written by Tim Hardin.

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There is a man with no face and a name I dont remember
Always in the house in the middle of the woods and he said once
Son dont you laugh out loud for they are listening
Oh, they are listening, oh youve got to be strong
Oh, youve got to keep holding on, its now just a matter of time

They provide the paint for the picture-perfect masterpiece
That you will paint on the insides of your eyelids
Can you possibly see anything you want to see?
No
(Hell no)
Theres nothing wrong with the way I see

And he wanted to be a soldier in the next great war
He wanted to kill and fight and maim
But not be told what he was fighting for
And thats the way its gonna have to be my friend
And thats the way its gonna have to be my friend

I passed a man on the corner in the city yesterday singing
Yada yada yada and tomorrow itll end
I never thought Id live to see another sunny day
But Im here and I feel I'll be here until the end

So watch your mouth or youre gonna make a grave mistake
Hold your tongue or youre gonna catch a bullet in the head
Watch your mouth or youre gonna make a grave mistake
Dont die for anything less than the best of life

The things he said went to your head
You never tried to understand
What they take you will never take back
'Cause they take what they take when they can
'Cause they can from you

You follow me and you follow me but you never ask why
And I wonder what youre under, could this be another piece
Of the, 'I dont care I just do what they say
Because they say what to do in a matter-of-fact way'

Dont stop because you might get burned
And you might just learn to stand on your own two feet
And I think that its neat how you learn to repeat
Everything that you hear in the street so well
(Learn to repeat everything that you hear so well)
(Learn to repeat everything that you hear so well)

And everyone was resting because they thought
It was the end and even if it wasnt they decide
Theyd pretend and somewhere in the distance
I could hear him whispering
You can fight all you want they will win in the end

Sometimes in the evening when Im lying in my bed
I am taken to the forest to the isolated shed
And I wake with is words resonating in my head
And I cant stop thinking about the gist of what he said

So watch your mouth or youre gonna make a grave mistake
Hold your tongue or youre gonna catch a bullet in the head
Watch your mouth or youre gonna make a grave mistake
Dont die for anything less than the best of
Everyone settles for the rest not the best of
I will die for no less than the best of life

Songwriters
Tim Hardin

Published by
ALLEN STANTON PRODUCTIONS

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