It's The Brains

from Calculations (demos) by United Shapes

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I am something I am not
I can't escape myself
that's the point
that's the problem
that's the price of a boney shell
I want to think so fast that I don't need skin and bones anymore
I want to fly over these houses under my own power but I can't ignore

it's the brains in the head
fill the lungs scratch the back
make the heart in the chest go rat-a-tat-tat
make the mouth make a sound
make the eyeballs roll around in the head
it's the brains that make
animals do absolutely what they tell them to do

when I was a baby all I did was scream and eat
not a choice but an instinct
it was my brain controlling me
but now I'm grown and I do anything that I like
or so it would seem
but I dare you to tell me when the change took place
or why I I have to think

it's the brains in the head
fill the lungs scratch the back
make the heart in the chest go rat-a-tat-tat
make the mouth make a sound
make the eyeballs roll around in the head
it's the brains that make
animals do only what the brains demand them to do

tell me why I'm seeing visions
tell me why I hear
voices telling me the worst things
tell me why I've got the fear
If you're proud of the path that you've chosen to take
and you feel so in control
tell me who do you think is pulling the wool over your eyes
and who really runs this show

it's the brains in the head
point the finger pull the hair
make the thoughts in the mind stray everywhere
you may think you have a choice
'cause that brain gave you a voice
but you know as well as I that
animals do absolutely what they don't want to do

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from Calculations (demos), released November 1, 2010

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United Shapes Austin, Texas

United Shapes are an alt rock duo formed in 2004 by Joseph Devens and Drew Cave. New studio album Compound Shapes now available.

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