Throw Down a Line

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It's a lesson too late for the learning
It's just too late to find where we went wrong
Now there's really only just eight notes to an octave
And we just keep churning out the same old song

'Cause you go so gladly into that dark night
Smile and say there's really not much time
I don't know if you're dead, or just resigned
But if you need it, throw down a line

Now when I see you I'm ashamed to be human
Your skull may be swollen but you're less than a fucking ape
Don't come to me with your platitudes and epigrams
Don't give me crap about man's high estate

'Cause you go so gladly into that dark night
Smile and say there's really not much time
I don't know if you're dead, or just resigned
But if you need it, throw down a line

Yes you taught me how a person should behave
You made me eat raw meat and go back to the caves
You taught me it's better to be guilty than be kind
Your legacy is with me all the time

'Cause you go so gladly into that dark night
Smile and say there's really not much time
I don't know if you're dead, or just resigned
But if you need it, throw down a line