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Fight

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Fight by Levi Asher
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(This is probably what I'll read at the Spring Peace thing this Monday, http://www.litkicks.com/SpringPeace.html. It's meant to be spoken, not sure how it reads in text, but I just tried it and I like the way it reads out loud)


An impersonal bias
Understand the danger
Fill yourself with values
Make yourself the problem
Do you daydream frequently?
Wait in the limbo of your unconscious
Possess it, in degraded form
The future that is already past
An insensible society
A land so degraded
Swallow a disaster
Understand the danger
Advertise your true, ugly feelings
Pulverize a landscape
Collective a celebrity
Explode a balloon
Take ownership
Take ownership
Take ownership of your own mediocrity
Hazard a thought
Take a personality test
Weaken yourself, by watching CNN
Destroy the life, the land, the water
Reward a conformist
Hug a nobody
Adopt an acorn
Give a dollar to charity
Select a person to chat with
Take all the anger in the world
Put it inside a tiny bottle
Maybe it will fit?
Do you daydream frequently?
Wait inside the limbo of your unconscious
Possess it, in degraded form
Why are there so many people in the world?
I once imagined that everyone in the world who was hurt
Had a halo around their head
Fill a tiny bottle
With all the anger inside this world
Picture yourself without your anger
Picture yourself without your self
Hey man, you wanna fight?
You wanna fight?
So Wednesday morning
I saw this asian woman
Dancing on the subway platform
And I looked to see
And she wasn’t even wearing headphones
I wonder where she got the beat from?
Hey man, you wanna fight?
The urge to be a leader, to finally have a face
Learn to manipulate
Blaspheme a society
Hazard a thought
Swallow a disaster
Illustrate an anxiety
Take a personality test
Think in a group
Explode a balloon
Erect an empire
Spend a minute in sobriety
Mismanage a cacaphony
Discover the true, deep, deep depth of your own secret apathy
The what, the why, the how
Lose yourself inside a bad decision
An attractively packaged indoctrination
Fill a bottle
With all the anger in the world
Smash the bottle with your foot
I saw a hundred people on the V train
Carrying heavy burdens
Tired faces and scuffed-up shoes
An impersonal bias
Make yourself the problem
Leave the scarred city
Make yourself the problem
Go somewhere like Jerusalem
Find a landscape to pulverize
Find a thought to hazard
Find a balloon to explode
Go to the Disneyland of hatred
Go where people live
With halos around their heads
Do you daydream frequently?
Wait
Inside the limbo of your unconscious
Possess it, in massively degraded form
Advertise your true, ugly feelings
Make yourself the problem
Possess it
In massively
Degraded form
An impersonal bias
Learn to manipulate
“We like living this way!”
We’re used to it now
A dance club
A grocery store
The warmth of killing
Bulldoze a home
The warmth of killing
The warmth of killing

The day you punched me in the head
I think you were mistaking me for an object
Explore mediocrity
Swallow a disaster
Walk out on the fire escape
Close your eyes and listen
Hear the nine inch nails music of the street
Throw away your years of garbage
And clean your fucking room
It’s time, guys
It’s time
Listen outside the window
Fill yourself with values
Take a personality test
We don't need to do this any more
Lose yourself inside a good decision
I know you can do it
Listen to me
Do you daydream frequently?
It's time
It's time
It’s time

-- Levi