We Could Be Dumb

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I want to be a happy man tonight
I want to be myself and feel all right
So I will wait until the crowd has gone
And left their broken bottles on the lawn
For some tired mother's son to sweep and clean
And shout sweet prayers to our land so green
When he begins to question what went wrong
Oh then I'll smile and sing a different song

I want to be a peaceful man tonight
I want to be docile and feel all right
So I will sit until the spotlights fade
And books forget the words their pages made
For some tired critic trying to bring me down
Whose smile grows as mine turns to a frown
When he begins to taste the sour truth
Then I will act more like the ignant youth

I want to be a smarter man tonight
I want to know a ton and feel all right
So I will hold until these needles drop
And bubbles that we live in start to pop
For when I'm tired, what can I say
To make it worth waiting one more day?
When you begin to see the world that's free
Oh then maybe you'll sit and wait with me
But we could be as dumb as we could be,
Well at least we'll be happy.

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from Mawrth, released July 28, 2010
Lee Saper (harmonica, trombone, vocals)
Sam Rosenfeld (guitar, lead vocals)
Andrew Antar (violin)

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