Monday, October 10, 2011

Impermanent Things



Impermanent Things 

Peter Himmelman


All these impermanent things
Oh how they fool me
Dominate and rule me
They keep me waiting here forever
All these impermanent things
Well their beauty's never aging
But their worthlessness's enraging
You know we all stand alone when we're together
Why keep hanging on
To things that never stay
Things that just keep stringin' us along
From day to day
All these impermanent things
Present yet elusive
Passive yet abusive
Tearing out the heart in utter silence
All these impermanent things
Well they point in all directions
Like secondhand reflections
And they're leading us to subtle shades of violence
Why keep hanging on
To things that never stay
Things that just keep stringin' us along
From day to day
All these impermanent things
Well they're trying to convince me
Baptize my soul and rinse me
Purge my mind of honesty and fire
All these impermanent things
Well they all add up to zero
They make-believe that they're my hero
Then they fill my mind with doubt and false desires
Why keep hanging on
To things that never stay
Things that just keep stringin' us along
From day to day

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Theresa did you ever see Peter when he was with Sussman Lawrance? My group of friends would see them all the time back in the day!!!

Theresa said...

Unfortunately, I have never seen him in person. But I have truly enjoyed his work over the years. It's fun to have Youtube available now, at least I can get a taste of his concerts - which are generally a hoot! An amazing artist AND entertainer!

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