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Michael Caufield: Music

Living in a Shoe

(Michael Caufield)
Living in a Shoe


I can’t take my eyes off of you


Somehow I know you’ve got the clue


To everything beneath the sky so blue


So swing me up baby it’s monkey see monkey do


Everything and nothing is quite true


The only thing you know is what you do


So why are you still living in a shoe


When cedar, birch, and pine can pull you through


I can’t believe I’ve wasted a lifetime down there on my knees


Polishing the boots of my oppressor made shiny by my own greed


But baby the stars still shine at night if from the city you flee





For all my battles I’ve great plans


But they keep slipping from my hand


The pretty butterfly upon my nose


Is presently more interesting than bludgeoning my foes


The only animals are we


Who practice slavery


With God and guns and guts and worthless golden dust


Better hope the stars keep burning bright until we can find the light