Listen to the sound
Of our idiotic faith in the clowns
While facing devastation all around 
We’re on an express elevator going down

And as it all disappears
We still pledge allegiance to the puppeteers
Accept the comfortable lies that we hear
That take away our pain and fear

We must be out of our minds
To be this lazy and disinclined
Like the mystic apes 
We’re deaf, dumb and blind

And round and round it goes
And our virulence starts to show
We’re in the shallows now
And there is nothing
Where there used to be overflow

It’s all in vain
Those hopes and dreams 
Are now tears in the rain
Falling on fallow and diminishing grain

Like the mystic apes 
We’re deaf, dumb and blind



Mystic Apes