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Song: The Wannabe Philosopher

Within The War Without Without The War Within

Album: Within The War Without Without The War Within
Track: #3

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Recorded: February 7, 2012
Length: 3:57
Instrumentation: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Sibelius (Panflute, Drumset, Cocoa Bean Shaker, Upright Bass)

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There once was a man who had nothing to say
He died and no one cared
And egregious dogmas soldiered on
As wisdom shared

He somehow when he ceased to be antithesized the world

Never understood by anyone
Must've been a philosopher
He catalogued his thoughts in tomes
And never wrote a word

What do you say when you've got nothing to say, but you're dying to tell the world?

Never sail the roaring vessel til you're ready to forget
Every parody's a lesson, every tragedy's a threat
If you try to do your best and you just dance a minuet
They'll call it out, call you out to face the crime

How could you attempt to define
A wannabe philosopher
Don't take his word for anything
He'll go away in time

But for some to die is the only way we'd ever know they were

Never sail a wayward vessel til you're ready to forget
Every parody's a lesson, every tragedy's a threat
If you try to do your best and you just cast a silhouette
They'll call it out, call you out to face the crime

There once was a man who had nothing to say
He died and no one cared
Everyone else just turned their heads
Til someone cried Unfair!

The burden's yours, ask anyone -- illuminate the world!

Never sail a sinking vessel til you're ready to forget
Every parody's a lesson, every tragedy's a threat
If you try to do your best to applaud in retrospect
They'll call it out, call you out to face the crime
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