the habit

A song about being defensive about an addiction.

1989 CHRIS BUTLER/ 1989 FUTURE FOSSIL MUSIC (BMI)



I'M LAUGHING

WHY STOP?

I FEEL LIKE I'M SWIMMING IN GINGER ALE

THROUGH A WORLD OF COTTON

DUMB MOTION

BOLD ACTION IN A VACUUM

JUST BOUNCES OFF THE WALLS AND GOES ON FOREVER

'TILL IT BENDS AROUND AND SEES ITS OWN REAR END

SENSITIVE, AREN'T WE?

DON'T LIKE TO TALK ABOUT IT, DO WE?

IT'S A TOUCHY SUBJECT

SMILE, BLUSH AND LOOK AT YOUR FEET

YOU DO... DON'T YOU?

YOU DO!... DON'T YOU!

TELL ME... I WON'T JUDGE YOU NO BLAME, NO WRONG, NO RIGHT

IT'S JUST A HABIT

NOW, ONLY THOSE WITH IT CAN UNDERSTAND

THOSE WITHOUT IT SHAKE THEIR HEADS AND SAY YOU'RE WEAK

CALL IT A DISEASE

TSK TSK TSK

YOU LOOK AWFUL, THEY SAY

YOU SHOULD SEE IT FROM IN HERE, YOU SAY

EVERY TRY TO PUNCH YOUR WAY OUT OF YOUR OWN HEAD?

YEP...HE'S ONE

UH HUH... HER TOO

ME? I'VE ALWAYS DONE IT

I WAS BORN WITH IT

SO I DON'T GET TOO EXCITED ANYMORE

EASY DOES IT

ONE DAY AT A TIME

I CHOOSE MY FRIENDS AND LOVERS BY THOSE THAT DO IT

IT COLORS MY POINT OF VIEW, BUT I LIVE AROUND IT

I'VE HAD NO JOB PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF IT

I DON'T GO OUT OF MY WAY LOOKING FOR IT

I DREAM CONSTANTLY OF BEING FREE OF IT

WANNA MAKE SOMETHING OF IT?

MY HABIT?