laugh and laugh til all the chameleons turn black

Tragically Hip

[link to video] World Container, The Tragically Hip

There’s a world container with your name on it
and a billion ways to go berserk
when the country quits on you
it must be dinner
and the Himmler on this one is, there’s no dessert
(he’s the one who couldn’t imagine
all the people living life in peace
, yoo hoo oo oo oo)

Good news! You get to vanish
go to Cleveland, be an indie smash
the good news is now you’re smaller
the bad news is you can be smaller than that

Go suck some souls, be a reader, get used
laugh at a funeral or two
laugh and laugh til all the chameleons turn black
laugh and laugh til you’re told, “Please don’t come back”

then fake incredulous, say, “I just can’t believe!
How’d it get this late so early?”
say, “Ain’t life a grand? and I’m in awe of y’all”
then drop into your haunted bunk
go to your touchless times
out where the water’s drying
go past the “No Attractions Past This Point” sign
what you’ll find there are all flaws in progress
where all songs are one song and that song is, Don’t Forget
yea, all songs are one song and that song is, Don’t Forget

Yea, I’ve faked incredulous, said, “I just can’t believe.
How’d it get this late so early?
said, “Ain’t life a grand” and “I’m in awe of y’all”
I’ve dropped into my haunted bunk
been to the touchless times,
out where the water’s drying
been past the “No Attractions Past This Point” sign
what we have here are all flaws in progress
where all songs are one song and that song is, Don’t Forget
where all songs are one song and that song is, Don’t Forget
where all songs are one song and that song is, Don’t Forget

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