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  1. Ordinary Mind

From the recording A Salt and Battery

Lyrics

Ordinary Mind

Create a sense of need and then instill a sense of urgency
Fan the flames of lust, then spin desire into emergency
Wear our clothes and you will be cool
Drive our car and you will be free
Drink our beer and you will get laid!
So one, two, three – HYPE! And shed a tear for…

The tragedy of the ordinary Mind, I cannot comprehend the
Torture of the Ordinary Mind, when faced by the naked truth
So pad it, baby, candy-coat it, package it so I can emote it
To impact on the Ordinary Mind

Create a sense of fear and then instill a sense of trust
Take credit for the good, consult the polls, then scatter promises like dust
Vote for me and cure all ills, yes
Vote for me and solve all problems
Vote for me and grasp your ankles!
So one, two, three – HYPE! And shed a tear for…

The tragedy of the ordinary Mind, I cannot comprehend the
Torture of the Ordinary Mind, when faced by the naked truth
So pad it, baby, candy-coat it, package it so I can emote it
And I will tell you what to think and feel, follow me,
For I have the Answer in hand
I have the Answer in hand

Create a sense of hope and then instill a sense of faith laced with guilt
Brand dissension “heresy”, promise Heaven – threaten Hell
Believe or you will face damnation
Believe or you will doom your soul
Believe and behave as we dictate!
So one, two, three – HYPE! And shed a tear for…

The tragedy of the ordinary Mind, I cannot comprehend the
Torture of the Ordinary Mind, when faced by the naked truth
So pad it, baby, candy-coat it, package it so I can emote it
B.O. spotlights the modern “classic” – tell the critics to kiss Jurassic
Paint the loss with the colors of win – the doctors will sit on it and spin
And I will tell you what to think and feel, follow me,
For I have the Answer in hand
I have the Answer in hand
I have the Answer in hand
I have the Answer in hand

© 2000 Robert M. Shaffer