One Beat

Song is from One Beat CD/LP, which is available at Kill Rock Stars.
Official lyrics come with the album; I have modified them so that the lyrics posted here
reflect what I actually hear the band singing in the song.
Because that took me lots of time and effort, please do let me know
if you would like to use the lyrics I have posted here on your site.
Or even just reference my site on yours. Thanks!

I'm a bubble in a sound wave
a sonic push for energy
exploding like the sun
a flash of clean light hope
all you scientists can hold your breath
can I decide to show myself? oh oh

take me to the source of chaos
let me be the butterfly, oh my
imperfect symmetry
underlying poetry and rhyme

if you think like Thomas Edison
could you invent a world for me
now all that's on the surface
are bloody arms and oil fields
could I turn this place all upside down
shake you and your fossils out? oh oh

can't predict everything
with newton-like certainty why? oh my
'cause it floats around all we see
with oscillating energy on high

and you soothe yourself with a sound you know
you tune ow-ow-out the hypnotic drone
perfect hexagon of the honey comb
and you soothe yourself with the shapes you know

should I come outside and run your cars
should I run your rockets to the stars
could you invent a world for me
I need to hear a symphony
if I'm to run the future
you've got to let the old world go oh oh

take me to the source of chaos
let me be the butterfly, oh my
imperfect symmetry
underlying poetry and rhyme

and you soothe yourself with a sound you know
you tune ow-ow-out the hypnotic drone
perfect hexagon of the honey comb
and you soothe yourself with the shapes you know

your word for me is fusion
but is real change an illusion
could I turn this place all upside down
and shake you and your fossils out

if I'm to run the future
you've got to let the old world go
could you invent a world for me
I need to hear a symphony oh oh
(take me to the source of chaos
let me be the butterfly, oh my
imperfect symmetry
underlying poetry and rhyme)

can't predict everything
with newton-like certainty why? oh my
'cause it floats around all we see
with oscillating energy on high


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