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Giving It All Away

Bob Hinrichs


You could comb your hair the wrong way,

Pretend you're on a talkshow.

You can tape your mouth,

Beat up your pillow.

Run into the wall

So existential,

Give it your all

Yeah, you got potential, baby.

Work all day

Stay up all night

Believe in The Force

Do what is right

Do carry on

The rain will fall down

On the waves of the sea, yeah

As the world spins round


We're giving it all away

There's nothing that you can say

Maybe some other day

We're giving it all away

Isn't anything more to say,

We're giving it all away


She says,

"How did we get

from monocles to manacles?

how can they dare

to ridicule the radicals?

just look at yourself

in the mix of the mess!

see the way that we came

from sex to success!"

So how did we get

from Buffalo to buffaloed?

How did we get

from sitarists to satirists?

How did we get

from facial to farcical?

How did we get

from fashions to fascists?


At the end of a dream

Long after dark

I saw through the eyes

Of an ancient shark

The wall of a cave

In the seat of your soul

Just go on believing

Yeah, you got control, baby

Work all day

Stay up all night

Believe in The Force

Do what is right

just look at yourself

in the mix of the mess

we've come all the way, yeah,

from sex to success


We're giving it all away

Like nothing that you can say

We're giving it all away

We're giving it all away

There's nothing that you can say,

We're giving it all away


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