From the recording The Front Lines of Good Times Vol. I
Right and Wrong
Ain’t always Black and White
It can feel downright evil to do what’s right
And it can feel so damn good to do what’s wrong
By the time you know for certain, man, the moment is gone
When you’re having fun
Or when you’re feeling bummed
Or doing nothing at all
But ain’t it funny
When you look back to discover you were right all along?
Wait a minute….
That shit ain’t funny at all!
It's a mess - Best get dressed
And don’t forget to strap on the galoshes
It's a Mess - Relentless
It splashes, it sloshes, it seeps into the closets
And them’s the type of sticky stains that nothing ever washes
Off and on
Or rather, dark and light
Ain’t always day and night
Just our perception of reality
In fact it goes with
The division of vision into separate things
The illusion of duality
And the pain that it brings
Yes! It’s a mess - don't distress
A test just for the sake of testing
It’s a mess - you can bet
Just when you're thinking maybe that you got this
It’s so predictably unpredictable, you can set your watches
Better get your raincoat...
Better kick in the extra dough for the clear coat...
So, you think you got yourself a foolproof plan?
Nothing can prepare you
Can't you understand
It's a mess - No regrets
Can't play in the mud without getting any on you
It’s a mess - Stop the press
The more that you're fretting, the more tears you're shedding, the more blood you're letting, the wetter you're getting but you are forgetting.
It's a mess - Your best guess
Is better than endless guessing
It’s a mess - Be fearless
Even though you're scared shitless
A witness on the hit list