education lyrics – modest mouse

call it education
it was somewhere in between
you gave me some sound advice
but i wasn’t listening

after we had capsized
i could tell you how you thought
well, i’m not sure
but laid to rest on the city on the wall

not quite conversation
it was somewhere in between
you said everything is taught
and i listened patiently

all this dog and pony
still monkeys the whole time
we could not help from flinging sh*t
in our modern suits and ties

our instincts, they were cringing
about how we lived our lives
it didn’t seem we’d lived enough
to even get to die

all these dense distractions
so beautifully complex
well, i love life’s surprises so much
i don’t want to know what’s ahead

stubborn shouting, said
“i don’t do what you do”
i don’t know
could it really hear highly if you highly care?
and you don’t
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
i’ve been away

hardly education
it was somewhere in between
oh, i hit the roof but i had
aimed for the ceiling

hardly education
all them books i didn’t read
they just sat there on my shelf
looking much smarter than me

good old nostradamus
he knew the whole d*mn time
there’d always be an east from west
and someone in there fighting

stubborn shouting, said
“i don’t do what you do”
i don’t know
could it really hear highly if you highly care?
and you don’t
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
i’ve been away
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
i don’t know anyway
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
i don’t know
could it really hear highly if you highly care?
and you don’t
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
uh.. i fell away
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
oh, very well, then
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
oh, very well, then
stubborn beauty, stubborn beauty
oh, very well, then

oh, very well, then

/ modest mouse lyrics