David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 3

Album
Name of Song: Orders vs Competence

People follow orders,
Programmed in their brain,
People follow orders
but often from threat of pain.

Now I’m not talking about everyone,
Or everything that exists,
But there’s sure a lot of orders said
to ensure someone’s insist.

Remember when a child,
Daddy says come here,
Mummy says “go clean your room”
Your determinism unclear.

Then one day you wake up,
See orders are for chumps,
How can one be competent when
your throat has nervous lumps.

Chorus
Orders vs Competence,
Wondering if should be Cause,
Pondering the obvious
as you take some time to pause.
What have you been doing,
Whatever happened to you,
Did you give in to someone else
that left you all askew.
______

People follow orders,
Programmed in their brain,
People follow orders
but often from threat of pain..

Now I’m not talking about everyone,
Or everything that exists,
But there’s sure a lot of orders said
to ensure someone’s insist.

Remember when a child,
Daddy says come here,
Mummy says “go clean your room”
Your determinism unclear.

Then one day you wake up,
See orders are for chumps,
How can one be competent when
your throat has nervous lumps.

Chorus
Orders vs Competence,
Wondering if should be Cause,
Pondering the obvious
as you take some time to pause.
What have you been doing,
Whatever happened to you,
Did you give in to someone else
that left you all askew.
______

People follow orders,
Programmed in their brain,
People follow orders
but often from threat of pain.

Now I’m not talking about everyone,
Or everything that exists,
But there’s sure a lot of orders said
to ensure someone’s insist.

Remember when a child,
Daddy says come here,
Mummy says “go clean your room”
Your determinism unclear.

Then one day you wake up,
See orders are for chumps,
How can one be competent when
your throat has nervous lumps.

Chorus
Orders vs Competence,
Wondering if should be Cause,
Pondering the obvious
as you take some time to pause.
What have you been doing,
Whatever happened to you,
Did you give in to someone else
that left you all askew.
______

Bridge
Willing to take orders
if you trust the one who gives,
But what if they betray your trust
and you’re told you should forgive.
_____

People follow orders,
Programmed in their brain,
People follow orders
but often from threat of pain.

Now I’m not talking about everyone,
Or everything that exists,
But there’s sure a lot of orders said
to ensure someone’s insist.

Remember when a child,
Daddy says come here,
Mummy says “go clean your room”
Your determinism unclear.

Then one day you wake up,
See orders are for chumps,
How can one be competent when
your throat has nervous lumps.

Chorus
Orders vs Competence,
Wondering if should be Cause,
Pondering the obvious
as you take some time to pause.
What have you been doing,
Whatever happened to you,
Did you give in to someone else
that left you all askew.
______

People follow orders,
Programmed in their brain,
People follow orders
but often from threat of pain.

Now I’m not talking about everyone,
Or everything that exists,
But there’s sure a lot of orders said
to ensure someone’s insist.

Remember when a child,
Daddy says come here,
Mummy says “go clean your room”
Your determinism unclear.

Then one day you wake up,
See orders are for chumps,
How can one be competent when
your throat has nervous lumps.

Chorus
Orders vs Competence,
Wondering if should be Cause,
Pondering the obvious
as you take some time to pause.
What have you been doing,
Whatever happened to you,
Did you give in to someone else
that left you all askew.
______

People follow orders,
Programmed in their brain,
People follow orders
but often from threat of pain.

Now I’m not talking about everyone,
Or everything that exists,
But there’s sure a lot of orders said
to ensure someone’s insist.

Remember when a child,
Daddy says come here,
Mummy says “go clean your room”
Your determinism unclear.

Then one day you wake up,
See orders are for chumps,
How can one be competent when
your throat has nervous lumps.

Chorus
Orders vs Competence,
Wondering if should be Cause,
Pondering the obvious
as you take some time to pause.
What have you been doing,
Whatever happened to you,
Did you give in to someone else
that left you all askew.
______

Following “now I’m supposed to’s”
will get you stuck in time,
Give yourself the orders
so you stay out of your mind.

The day you sorta wake up and
see orders are for chumps,
Begins your road to competence
and erase those nervous lumps.

The day you sorta wake up and
see orders are for chumps,
Begins your road to competence
and erase those nervous lumps.
________

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