The Way The Eagles See It #1

Frail Grasp On The Big Picture (2007)

Well ain’t it a shame ’bout our short little memory

We never seem to learn the lessons of history

We keep making the same mistakes – over and over and over and over again

And then we wonder why we’re in the shape we’re in

Good ol’ boys down at the bar

Peanuts and politics

They think they know it all

They don’t know much of nothin’

Even if one of ’em was to read a newspaper, cover to cover

That ain’t what’s going on

Journalism dead and gone

Frail grasp on the big picture

Light fading and the fog is getting thicker

Frail grasp on the big picture

Dark ages

And you, my love-drunk friend

All that red wine and candlelight

Soulful conversations that go on until the dawn

How many times can you tell your story

How many hangovers can you endure – just to get some snogging done

You’re living in a hormone dream

You don’t have the slightest notion what long-term love is all about

All your romantic liaisons don’t deal with eternal questions like:

“Who left the cap off the freakin’ toothpaste?” “Whose turn to take the garbage out?”

Frail grasp on the big picture

You keep on rubbing that, you’re gonna get a blister

Frail grasp on the big picture

I’ve seen it all before

And we pray to our lord, who we know is American

He reigns from on high

He speaks to us through middlemen

And he shepherds his flock

We sing out and praise his name

He supports us in war

He presides over football games

And the right will prevail

All our troubles will be resolved

We hold faith above all

Unless there’s money or sex involved

Frail grasp on the big picture

Nobody’s calling them for roughing up the kicker

It’s a frail grasp on the big picture

Heaven help us

Frail grasp on the big picture

All waiting for that miracle elixir

Frail grasp on the big picture

I don’t wonder anymore

Frail grasp on the big picture

You brought her here, so go ahead and kiss her

It’s a frail grasp on the big picture

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