Justin Mandell - "Central & Main" lyrics

One day, I will put you in another place
One day, I will know just what to say

Been livin' downtown on the corner of Central and Main
Rearranged my life so there's no time to complain
But like a board game it goes too slow, I go insane
Open up the newspaper, it just adds to the pain

You know sometimes I wish that I didn't have a brain
I wish I wasn't aware, I wish I was lame
But don't get me wrong, pessimism's not my game
In spite of the world, I try to always see the good things

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If you don't want to play, then you'll have to come see me
If you don't want to play, then you'll never completely
understand you can look, you can look, but you can't touch the man

They say one guy can change the world, make a difference
But if you can't even change yourself, what the fuck is the purpose'
So come down from space, you fool, and back to the surface
Your selfish existence is in needs some assistance

Go to work, pay your bills and have some kids
After work, get your buzz, get your sniff, get your fix
What would you wish for if you had just one wish'
'Cause all the money in the world won't make you happy, only rich

And speaking of money, I know it's a necessity
It allows me to eat and drink and go to the movies
But there's never enough, I can't even finish my CD
I can't make a living in a retirement community.

Forget about opportunity' Impunity!
People are bein' rude to me because of how I appear physically
Man, you don't even know me
Why you trying to blow me'
Check your head 'cause out your ears is comin' cheese and macaroni

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It's not the outside, black or white you should be judgin' by
I'll be the first to tell you I'm here to break the stereotype
So do you mind that a white guy's bustin' the rhymes
Well, look up, I got the mic, so this is my time

To be bitchin', I got this scratch I can't stop itchin'
Like Stipe, I be losing my religion
And my faith in humanity, 'cause you know we're all victims
Give a shit about your brother, be quick and quit the trippin'

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And I don't expect you to say that
You're pissed or that you're pleased because
I don't care what you think
Or what you thought
Or what your trying to bleed
But I will tell you what I can see and it's not something that I want to be

One day, I will put you in another place
One day, I will know just what to say