Have you ever been afraid?
Felt the cold bay water run up your spine?
Rattling your pocket change
As you car careens off the interstate overpass
Have you ever been paranoid?
Seeing broken glass
In every long shadow
Cast by an equally bright light
In a vacuum-packed tin can
Hurtling through hyperspace
So climate controlled
Have you heard about the Saudis? (Production holds steady)
Have you seen the new lofts? (Quarter-filled, half-built)
Have you enjoyed the nice day? (65 degrees, mid february).
It's easy to remove yourself from reality
From behind closed eyes in a room too bright to see
The hum of the fluorescent death march fades into the drone of the tube TV
The radio plays the same siren swan song
Over and over again.