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david m. bailey: Music & Lyrics

State of Mind

(david m. bailey)
Why don't we have sunday school on tuesday?
why don't we sing Christmas songs in June?
Why do we keep looking at our watches
when all the world just watches the moon?

Why do some say time is running out?
While others say time is standing still
I think we're the only ones doing the running
As if running will make us all fulfilled

Well it's true, you can miss the forest for the trees
But the trees probably hear that all the time
Fact is, you can miss more than the forest
It all depends upon your state of mind

Why don't constellations ever change
after years of stars falling from the sky
why do we build barns instead of bridges
only bridges make a difference when we die

Well it's true, you can miss the forest for the trees
But the trees probably hear that all the time
Fact is, you can miss more than the forest
It all depends upon your state of mind

Why do we build shelters for the homeless?
i know we need a roof above our heads
but rooftops are a dime a dozen
and a home is much more than a bed...

I've never seen the sun shine in Seattle
But the pine trees swear it does from time to time
Fact is, it's always shining somewhere
It all depends upon your state of mind