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how does it feel to be real

Klaus J. Gerken

how’s it feel like that you’re not one of them
that they hate you because you’re different
the monkey does tricks but the circus is not your thing
you believe in yourself but they can’t even think
how does it feel
to be a positive ideal
how does it feel
to be real

the circus performers walk down the street
in chicago or manhattan and wear out their feet
there’s a perfect commitment that they all repeat
but you’re not their servant you aren’t that discreet
how does it feel
to be a positive ideal
how does it feel
to be real

you wear out your welcome even before you bring the dirt in
they can’t stand it when you do your re-sectioning
they’re positively hateful when you dance on the floor
they don’t know the scuff marks are what the floor’s there for
how does it feel
to be a positive ideal
how does it feel
to be real

you talk to tomorrow when they can’t talk to today
they see the horizon when you see the beyond
with a vision so forceful they can’t get in the way
you’re a positive arrangement they try to delay
how does it feel
to be a positive ideal
how does it feel
to be real

you wake up in the morning breathe the fresh air
while they cough their lungs out with tobacco eclairs
they’ll be happy to see your demise and dance on your grave
but you’ll linger long after they’ve lost their enclave
how does it feel
to be a positive ideal
how does it feel
to be real

how’s it feel like that you’re not one of them
that they hate you because you’re different
the monkey does tricks but the circus is not your thing
you believe in yourself but they can’t even think
how does it feel
to be a positive ideal
how does it feel
to be real

kjg 509am 1 jan 2015