Battle of Bedford Falls (Audiotree Live Version) Lyrics

By Wild Pink
Take from Wild Pink on Audiotree Live Album


A physicist and priest were cutting up in a room
When the ghost walked in
And sucked the air out of the room
And they said, "Are you friendly? are you foe?
What can you confidently tell us
You even really know?"

He said he got up early and worked all day
He came back home and slept his life away
Choices dwindled and the daylight dimmed
But he got right up and lived the nightmare all over again

I haven't figured it out yet
You assumed a good boy would just take it on the chin
Get right up and do it over again
Because you need a good boy to just take it on the chin

But he said, "There's no war that's left to win"
And on my headstone it should've said
"Had a long life but never had a chance to live"

I just wanted to go down
Go down in my own ship
I just wanted to go down
Go down in my own ship
I just wanted to go down
Go down in my own ship

Keep your eyes on your smartphone
While we circle the same drain

Good guys with guns
Are digging ditches in cap and gowns
And American Idols are
Engineering the perfect moment

They heard gatekeepers hate cold calls
But I've been wrong
I've done awful things
And embarrassed myself
I've let my people down
But I, I don't wanna be good
It's ok there's no future for us, I wanna be good
I don't wanna be good
It's ok that our time is a camera flash in a stadium
Where this useless game is played again
And again and again and again
And again and again and again