See Yourself

See Yourself

Graham Parker

Can you crawl out of the darkness
Of that dungeon where you're hangin'?
Can you dismantle the cross you've had to bear?

Can you prize the lid right open
On all that fancy footwork
And set fire to the shoes you've had to wear?

Well, just because the mud's there
Doesn't mean you have to wallow
Doesn't mean you have to be hollow in the head

And just because your mouth's full
Doesn't mean you have to swallow
Doesn't mean you have to believe what you just said

You should see yourself, baby you lack vision
You should see yourself, get a pair of eyes
You should see yourself, go to your optician
You should see yourself through that framework of lies
See yourself, you should see yourself

Can you find that little dictator
That's living in your basement?
Can you stage a coup to take that idiot out?

Can you organize your senses
As if they were an army
And march them off to, off that little lout?

Well, just because you're English
Doesn't mean you have to be narrow
Doesn't mean you have to be shallow and uptight

And just because you're pale
It doesn't mean you have to be callow
Doesn't mean you have to believe you're always right

You should see yourself , baby you lack vision
You should see yourself through the eyes of the world
You should see yourself, your clockwork ambition
You should see yourself, or would you rather go blind?
See yourself, yeah, see yourself

Can you take this little megaphone
And push it in your eardrum?
Can you try to listen very carefully?

Can you stare up at that wall chart
And look at those red letters?
Can you try to read them through from A to Z?

Well, just because it's funny
Doesn't mean you have to be foolish
Doesn't mean you have to wish you ruled this world

And just because it's sunny
Doesn't mean you have to blot the sun out
Doesn't mean your lips always have to curl

You should see yourself, baby you lack vision
You should see yourself, get a pair of eyes
You should see yourself, go to your optician
You should see yourself through that framework of lies

You should see yourself, everybody else can
You should see yourself, it's not a pretty sight
You should see yourself through those crocodile tear glands
You should see yourself, or would you rather go blind?
See yourself, you should see yourself, yeah

Written by GRAHAM PARKER
Published by BUG MUSIC

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