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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

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You're sad but you smile
It's not in your eyes
Your eyeballs won'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 desensiti--

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 when music was born
And detached from your heart
Is your free time to free minds

Or for falling apart?
Night after night
You turn out 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 vapori--

Writer(s): Julian Casablancas

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