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Life Is Not Life
© 1991 Mark Allen

Talk to my mother, but she don't understand
Why the shameful look, why the gun in my hand
Well you sobbed for yourself, but what about me
I spent all of your life trying to break free
This counterfeit family has worn out its stay
You keep shaking your head as you savagely say

CHORUS
When will you ever learn
When will you ever learn
Life is not life is not life

Talk to my preacher, but he donít understand
Why half of my house is built on the sand
Well you spread the good news and youíve saved a few souls
From your mansion, your yacht and your brand new Rolls
The sermon youíre selling has gone to your head
You looked down from your throne and solemnly said

CHORUS
When will you ever learn
When will you ever learn
Life is not life is not life

BRIDGE
Caretakers carefully try to condemn
Teaching their children what worked for them
How can a human continue to breed
When wanting is more than someone elseís need

This planet revolves around the next excuse
Why do you think I donít reproduce
Darwin defiance provoking Godís wrath
You donít need an abacus to do the math

Talk to my friends, but they donít understand
Why the frustration, no smile on demand
Well the papers are bleeding that the end is near
But losing the Lotto is your greatest fear
Youíve vested your shackles on a mad masquerade
Watching each other watch your memory fade
Well thereís strength in numbers, it continues to grow
And you look at me as if Iím supposed to know

CHORUS
When will you ever learn
When will you ever learn
Life is not life is not life