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Graham Parker - Empty Lives lyrics

I'm just a tick in a box on a questionnaire
another moment that flashes into nowhere
a brand name on a pill that get's you there

I'm getting nothing and expecting oblivion
the past aint even worth livin' in
its just a nail that keeps being driven in

I'm cold-blooded and completely relaxed
I'm breaking legs and avoiding the facts
on the up escalator going down all the cracks

yeah

You are the dummies of another frightened nation
I am a candidate for elevation
but when i woke up this morning I'd lost sensation
all sensation

So get them
Get him
But don't get me
uhuh

Can't hear
Your cries
So don't get me to fill up your empty lives
Empty lives
Your empty lives
Empty lives


Be obedient, there is no escape
Forms to fill, time to kill, love death and rape,
Sleep baby sleep, don't let nothing awaken you -

Don't look for tomorrow, it's given you the slip
that's all contained on a silicon chip,
I'm losing shape for the eighties feeling everybody's grip slip
everybody's grip slip

So get them
Get him
But don't get me
uhuh

Can't hear
Your cries
So don't get me to fill up your empty lives
Empty lives

Just there waiting to be filled
with someone else's stronger will
Just can't reason to survive
With empty
Empty
You got the empty, empty
You got the empty, empty
Empty lives

Bring me water, bring me cocaine
Bring me something lethal, something that leaves a stain
But please don't make me feel that emptiness again
Feel that emptyness again

So get them
Get him
But don't get me
uhuh
Get fat - it's your size -
But don't get me to fill up your empty
Don't get me to fill up your empty
Don't get me to fill up your empty lives
Your empty lives
Your empty lives