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Bump on a Log

from Revolution is Now by Collapsing Opposites



Stick in the mud, bump on a log,
sitting on your rock, singing your song.
Going to work. Walking your dog.
Put 'em in their place. Doing your job.

And, the days just pass on by.
Clouds drift by in the big blue sky.
We’ll keep living our busy lives,
as we say to ourselves, “time sure does fly.”

There were so many things that I wanted to do today.
I could clone myself and that would be A-OK.
Slow down the rotation of the earth,
just so I can get thirty hours worth.

“Relax, and take your time.
Vacation, and waste all your life.” Time:
friends say that it’s not real, but I know that it is.
You can think what you feel, but I know my heart is always pumping.

Stay after school, doing your lines.
We know we’re cool, doing our time.
Keeping the beat. Getting it done.
Head to the beach. Watching the sun. Banging our drum.

It’s all around, but there’s never enough of it.
It’ll never keep if you don’t use it.
You could waste all of it, trying to manage it.
It’s always on my mind, but I don’t get it.
You’ve gotta be the hero – if you don’t, who will?
You’ve gotta be a rock for a couple hundred years.
Time doesn’t stop for your vacations.
Life doesn’t stop to dry your tears.

The Scrooge of Time’s sitting in their office,
as ghosts of pleasure drift on by.
You cannot save the world,
but you just might save tonight.

This whole evening is on your shoulders,
and you’d better not make any mistakes.
You’d better drive this car for hours,
and you’d better come in early today.

Relax and take your time?
Vacations waste all of your precious life!
Friends say that it’s not real, but I know that it is.
You can think what you feel, but I know my heart is always pumping.


from Revolution is Now, released July 27, 2013
Ryan sang, Jay played guitar, Liza played keyboard, Matt played bass, Chris played drums. Tom played keyboard and recorded, mixed and mastered it.


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