Lyrics to Common Knowledge
Common Knowledge Video:
He's my friend but he's no friend to me
Just ask him why, he'll tell you casually
Washed up, bitter, broken, busted
Back stabbed everyone he trusted
Says he sees what no one else could see
And if I had half the guts I'd want him
To chase that fader plastic comet
And die young in the dark that's poetry
But it was not to be
No, it was not for me

He's always sad, but I never seen him cry
When he comes too sure, he'll apologize
Find his car, asses the damage, still drunk
But he likes the challenge, holds on to
His mind just like a kite
But a good strong wind will keep you honest
Fill you with some common knowledge
Things when you were young you never tried
I figured we had time for such a long life

Money clips, alligator shoes
One more dance, he's in that champagne room
Where she moves like a chocolate fountain,
Pouring, spilling, all around him
Makes him wonder what else she can do
How bitter sweet is love's illusion
Feelings that cannot be proven
Just trust me, you'll see my amis truth
I've done this all for you, I've suffered long
For you

So many times he tried to play it straight
Worked and worked until his body ached
But a brand new life can loose it's luster
Travels ten to find each other
Call it luck or you can call it faith
But either way, it's how it happened
Not the life that you imagined
Just go out with a bang like Hemmingway
Someone say you're brave and someone say
You ain't
Songwriters: Conor Mullen Oberst, Conor Oberst
Publisher: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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