Too Small

like a drizzle or a hurricane
to go inside or go insane
in most regards they're really much the same
your eyes are wet, you miss the sun
can't do a thing about either one
come on, grow up
why must you swear, get hot and shake your fist
you swear that god'll get the gist
you're lifting weights three times a week
your friends are playing hide-and-seek
you stumble blindly, count your blessings
tell yourself the total's not depressing

and the fire spreads and the cities fall
and you're trying shoes on through it all, wondering
is the world too big or am i too small
is the world too big or am i too small

making noise you know no one will hear
or if a few do in one ear they'll push it out the other
guess you shoulda sent that shout out years ago
to their grandmothers
cuz the cool kids sneer and hiss at you
like bishops at a starving jew
like keystone coppers at a villain
just because you stole what little
soul you have from dylan
but you still insist it can't be wrong
to stay and gaze up at king kong
and hope he takes a fancy to your smile
and lifts you up where you can
blow the wind yourself
and see for miles

but we knew how to cry before we could crawl
and we just grew old, we never grew tall, wondering
is the world too big or am i too small

is the world too strong
or are we too weak
is god deaf
or did we never learn to speak

so you call call call though they ring ring ring
cuz you think you might be experiencing
what some call an emotion
but the keyboard sticks, the signal dies
and on its own a fancy phone will never bridge an ocean
so you think dry thoughts and dream wet dreams
and live life through your hometown teams
and hope they win the holy war
and hope they make it back to shore
and look for love in magazines
and wait until the trees turn green
to thank them for their oxygen, their paper
as you lock your bitter lips to earth
and try in vain to taste her

deep down we know the truth of it all
cinderella never made it to the ball
and she was wondering
is the world too big or am i too small
is the world too big or am i too small

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