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Point/Counterpoint Lyrics

Point/Counterpoint by Streetlight Manifesto  

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Point/Counterpoint I've got a gun in my hand
But the gun won't cock
My finger's on the trigger
But that trigger seems locked
I can't stop staring
At the tick-tock clock
And even if I could
I would never give up
With a vest on my chest
A bullet in my lung
I can't believe I'm dying
With my song unsung
And if and when I die
Won't you bury me alone
'Cause I'll never get to heaven
If I'm singing this song

If there was something wrong
Would you be oh so strong
Would you do what it takes
To move this hollow life along
I'd like to think I would
You know I'd like to think I would
But I guarantee that what
You see is not reality
And every time I make a point
She makes a counterpoint
She said it's easy but in the end
You'll have no choice
And you know that's only
Just the way it goes
(You said it right man
That is just the way it goes)

And the days, and the days
They seem like forever
And the days, and the days
They seem like forever

But forever isn't ever enough!

I'd like to sing a song
(Promise you won't be long)
I'll try not to be long but
I don't want to get this story wrong
There was a kid who never
Cared about the little things
Don't even bother 'cause
I'm tired and I'm sick of it
And every time she makes a point
I'll make a counterpoint
She said it's easy but
In the end you'll have no choice
And you know that's only
Just the way it goes
(You said it right man
That is just the way it goes)

[Trombone]

I've got a gun in my hand
But the gun won't cock
And my finger's on the trigger
But the trigger seems locked
And I can't stop staring
At the tick-tock clock
And even if I could
I would never give up
With a vest on my chest
A bullet in my lung
I can't believe I'm dying
With my song unsung
And if and when I die
Won't you bury me alone
'Cause I'll never get to heaven
If I'm singing this song

(Ohhhhh)
You don't know
You don't know
You don't know
Where I've been

(Ohhhhh)
You don't know
You don't know
You don't know
What I've seen

If I did something right
Would you give up this fight
Would you say you were wrong and
Maybe someone else was kind of right
I'd like to think you would
You know I'd like to think you would
But I can't guarantee that
What you get is an apology

Jump back to the day we met
I never thought that
It would end this way
If ever I let you down
I want to ask of you
To take it down a notch
And we can talk it on through

And the days, and the days
They seem like forever
And the days, and the days
They seem like forever

But forever isn't ever enough!

I'd like to sing a song
(Promise you won't be long)
I'll try not to be long but
I don't want to get this story wrong
There was a chick who never
Cared about the little things
Don't bother 'cause
I still don't give a shit
And every time she makes a point
I'll make a counterpoint
She said it's easy but
In the end you'll have no choice
And you know that's only
Just the way it goes
(You said it right man
That is just the way it goes)

[Trombone]

I've got a gun in my hand
But the gun won't cock
My finger's on the trigger
But that trigger seems locked
And I can't stop staring
At the tick-tock clock
And even if I could
I would never give up
With a vest on my chest
A bullet in my lung
I can't believe I'm dying
With my song unsung
And if and when I die
Won't you bury me alone
'Cause I'll never get to heaven
If I'm singing this song

(Ohhhhh)
You don't know
You don't know
You don't know
Where I've been

(Ohhhhh)
You don't know
You don't know
You don't know
What I've seen

[Bass]

So tell me friend
How's it going to end
When the shit goes down
And there's no one left
Around to get your back
You'll crack
You'll smile and agree
With everything they say
They'll try to tell you
That it's all okay

But it's not and you're shot
You're bleeding pretty bad
And you can't stop thinking
About the things you never had
Like a wife and a kid and
The things you never did
Running around
You're living a life that's
Empty in the end my friend

Noooooo
You'll take back
All you've said
Ohhhh
And the regrets
Fill your head

Trust me I've
Been there before
I would not wish it upon
My greatest enemy
What irony
Once friends, but I find
You'll have to learn
This lesson on your own

So I waited by the phone
But the phone never rang
And I sang so loud so
I wouldn't hear the bang
When the bang never came
And I never got the call
Fuck you! Thank you! I love you all!

Some are going to say
That we're doomed to repeat
All our past mistakes
Great
But that's not me
And even if it was
I would always disagree
Because in the end I always
Get the better of me

I've got a gun in my hand
But the gun won't cock
My finger's on the trigger
But that trigger seems locked
I can't stop staring
At the tick-tock clock
And even if I could
I would never give up
With a vest on my chest
A bullet in my lung
I can't believe I'm dying
With my song unsung
And if and when I die
Won't you bury me alone
'Cause I'll never get to heaven
If I'm singing this song

(Ohhhhh)
I'll take you
I'll take you
I'll take you
Where I've been

(Ohhhhh)
I'll show you
I'll show you
I'll show you
What I've seen



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