David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 11

Album
Name of Song: Good or Bad?

They tricked you.
You think there are good and bad.
You think there are opponents.
But to tell you the truth you’ve been had.

I know you see that duality,
I know you feel things should change,
I know you have your own rightness,
And you feel that urge to rearrange.

But….when you talk to that bad person,
And you talk long enough to understand,
Your feeling towards them just softens,
When you realize you have similar strands.

Your idea that wrongness should not be there,
Your idea that rightness is all that counts,
Just remember it’s still only your viewpoint,
Before you feel you need to trounce.

TV and movies play upon this timeless button,
Hidden agendas slyly coax you into a view,
Repeat enough and add a very exciting story,
A moral change is now the norm, a silent coup.

Good and bad are distractions away from spirits,
Without a body there is only telepathy,
So good and bad are only true when in a body,
And understanding is our common reality.

They tricked you.
You think there are good and bad.
You think there are opponents.
But to tell you the truth you’ve been had.

I know you see that duality,
I know you feel things should change,
I know you have your own rightness,
And you feel that urge to rearrange.

But….when you talk to that bad person,
And you talk long enough to understand,
Your feeling towards them just softens,
When you realize you have similar strands.

A final look at good and bad to end this song now,
They seem so used to make another suddenly react,
Are they used so we can all make lots of money?,
Or make it easier for that urge to make them act.
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