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the neighbors are fighting

what matters?
what counts?
numbly we bounce
at least there’s no yelling
there’s always no telling
who’s wrong & who’s wronger
whose case will be stronger
can’t keep it up any longer

shed all the skins
of the pain & the fear
replace them with wings
to fly you from here

the dumb may stay dumb
but it’s not your fault
connect where you can
you’ll never get caught
if you’re true & you’re kind
and you come seeking peace
then step right on up
& do something at least

cause it would be tragic
a real sad affair
if you kept all that light
locked up tight inside there

there’s warmth & you feel it
the sparks jump & skip
and get trampled out
by your buttoned up lip