The Ridiculous

The Up / Down EP

summer sun sets on a golden beach
and the person you love is always out of reach
they say those who can't will probably teach
so i will set my sights as low to know your just about to preach
about the way things were or the way they might have been
if you were counting on the Truth like you were waiting on a friend
a couple of cervezas keeps you kickin' it in the wind
it's rolling in the waves thinking summer never ends
but the weeks they turn to months and the years go by like weeks
and the money dries up and you're serving someone's drinks
the bar you love is empty and you feel so incomplete
and now you talk a lot of smack but you're still propping up your feet
one night it's just a joke but then it's a favor for a friend
and the next your in the backseat with a benji in your hand
it wasn't what you wanted but i guess it pays the rent
so much for living like the stars cause girl you're living like your dead

it's funny how when you think about the happily never after
but when their pumping you with lies you find it doesn't really matter
the truth ain't gonna change what will [stain]remains is the laughter
it's a long way to the paradise that they gotcha you running after

it's the ridiculous
the obvious
superfluous
and that's the risk when everything you are is just skin deep
are you curious and furious and just a little bold enough
and cold and old enough to to sweep them off their feet
and young enough and dumb enough to sweep them off their feet
are you heartbreaker (mmm) a risk taker

did you end up in the streets/sheets (2nd) having to shake your money maker / you're preaching in the square saying don't nobody knock it
just a hefty dividend now in someone else's pocket

and every tv tells the lie that you are what you can buy
and every misfit's out of place if you believe the alibi
they try to tell you what you want and then they offer you the sky
but when it doesn't measure up they can't even look you in the eye

are your sultry with the eyes and pouty with your lips?
a quickie with the catch?
you used to be a catchy with the quips
now it's chains and chips, whips and dips, and just a little sip
and it's one more for road so we can see how well it fits

i wonder how ten years from now how it's really going to be
your looks ran out and left you without a backup strategy
and you say it doesn't matter because all you want is to be free
well you're free to sleep out on the streets for just a little fee

it's funny how when you think about the happily never after
but when their pumping you with lies you find it doesn't really matter
the truth ain't gonna change what remains is the laughter.
it's a long way to the paradise that they keep ya running after

it's the ridiculous
the obvious
superfluous
and that's the risk when everything you are is just skin deep
are you curious and furious and just a little bold enough
and cold and old enough to to sweep them off their feet
and young enough and dumb enough to sweep them off their feet
are you heartbreaker (mmm) a risk taker
did you end up in the sheets having to shake your money maker
you're preaching in the square saying don't nobody knock it
just a hefty dividend now in someone else's pocket

welcome to the ridiculous
where everything you was traded for a kiss
of all the things you'll miss you're # 1
how about that? you're finally #1

music words robb
2.4.7