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Desperate Times

from More Songs About Me by Jim's Big Ego

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Let me tell you something.
All the kids I know say theres no one
who will deal with the problems that are closing in around them
they turn on the radio, it's some regurgitated pop
or some thirty year old love song that was written for their parents
don't come singing bout her hair by the window
or her eyes in the moonlight or her kisses in the morning
I don't need another song about the ocean of your love for a sweater
that you gave to your boyfriend

These
these are desperate times
pay attention look up and read the signs
believe
these are desperate times.

All the big boys say that all the best music
was written 20 years ago in their generation
well, we've had another 20 years of devistation on the planet
made real by a nation being lulled into submission
Shut Up
I don't care about the dress that she wore
when she walked through the forest on a cool summer evening
I've had it up to here with all these feel good ditties
about how life would be much better if we ignored all the problems

These
these are desperate times
pay attention look up and read the signs
believe
these are desperate times.

All around the world the guns are being kokked
and they're pointed at the others caught staring at our table
well sing up Americans cause the time may be running out
before the picture gets flipped and we're all looking down the barrel

These
these are desperate times
pay attention look up and read the signs
believe
these are desperate times

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from More Songs About Me, released October 28, 1995

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Perform a Google search for "the Greatest Band in the History of Recorded Music" and your top result will be none other than Jim's Big Ego. Hailing from the small New England village of Boston, Jim's Big Ego compares itself to such major players as The Great Wall of China, The Grand Canyon, Antarctica, and other things you can see from space. ... more

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