lifeblood: songs: lyrics: pendulum swinger


i meet you for coffee
we get together periodically and
i got a bad case i can't shake off of me
the fevered wandering round wondering how it ought to be
you work in the system
you see possibilities and your glistening
eyes show the hell you're gonna give 'em
when they back off the mic for once and give it to a woman

i dream like a mad one
brutal fantasies i catch as catch can
i'm a psychic and a laywoman
(i see love)
i see love and i like to make it happen
what we get from your war walk
the ticker of the nation breaking down like a bad clock
i want the pendulum to swing again
so that all your mighty mandate was just spitting in the wind
it doesn't come by the bullwhip
(it's not persuaded)
it's not persuaded with your hands on your hips
(it's not the company)
it's not the company of gunslingers
the epicenter love is the pendulum swinger
(love)
(it's the pendulum swinger)
she is
(she is)
she is
(she is)

it's fine about the old scroll sanskrit
gnostic gospels the da vinci code a smash hit
aren't we dying just to read it and relate it's
too hard just to go by a blind faith
but they left out the sisters
i've been praying to a father god so long i really missed her
the goddess of benevolence
and you should listen to your mama if you have a lick of sense left
it doesn't come by the bullwhip
(it's not persuaded)
it's not persuaded with your hands on your hips
(it's not the company)
it's not the company of gunslingers
the epicenter love is the pendulum swinger
(love)
(it's the pendulum swinger)
she is
(she is)
she is
(she is)
she is
(she is)
she is
(she is)

pushed under by the main press
(can't keep her down)
buried under a code of dress
(she wants to get up again)
relegated by the vatican
(can't keep her down)
but you can't keep her spirit down it wants to get up again
(she wants to get up again)

if we're a drop in the bucket
with just enough science to keep from saying fuck it
until the last drop of sun burns its sweet light
plenty revolutions left until we get this thing right
it doesn't come by the bullwhip
(it's not persuaded)
it's not persuaded with your hands on your hips
(it's not the company)
it's not the company of gunslingers
the epicenter love is the pendulum swinger
(love)
(it's the pendulum swinger)
she is
(she is)
she is
(she is)
she is
(she is)
she is
(she is)

words and music by emily saliers


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