Art of belief


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Thanks to Graeme Sharrock

Belief

Is there anyone whoEver remembers changing their mind fromThe paint on a sign?Is there anyone who really recallsEver breaking rank at allFor something someone yelled real loud one time

Everryone believesIn how they think it ought to beEveryone believesAnd they're not going easily

Belief is a beautiful armorBut makes for the heaviest swordLike punching under waterYou never can hit who you're trying for

Some need the exhibitionAnd some have to know they triedIt's the chemical weaponFor the war that's raging on inside

Everyone believes From emptiness to everythingEveryone believesAnd no one's going quietly

We're never gonna win the worldWe're never gonna stop the warWe're never gonna beat thisIf belief is what we're fighting for

What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand?

What put a folded flag inside his mother's hand?

John Mayer, "Belief" from Continuum (2006)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4324