See Your World Through A Microscope

1998-07-22 – Gown & Gavel – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey (vocals) Paul Settle (trumpet) John Battaglia (guitar) Dave Turcotte (drums)


Lyrics

See Your World Through A Microscope - drawing by Harvey Dog 2019 for The Hated Uncles song from 1998.

See your world through a microscope
notice the changes and dreams denied,
pick the channels that soothe your soul
nothing ever changes but I’m sure you tried.

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Do you like the way you’ve lived your life?
Do you change your memory for fun?
Show your hand but hide the truth,
Smile right at ’em and play their game.

Life’s intimate passions keep you alive,
focused on culture you’re so civilized,
time must have a stop, but not right now,
people below are so easy to despise.

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Do you like the way you’ve lived your life?
Do you change your memory for fun?
Play the part and forget you’re smart,
forget the future, make the present last.

Check every detail in your life,
make sure the dirt’s all swept away,
take the pills that ease your mind,
you know you’re in charge of today.

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Do you like the way you lead your life?
Do you change your memory for fun?
Play the part and forget you’re smart,
smile right at ’em and play their game,

Check every detail in your life
See your world through a microscope!

finale
Show your hand but hide the truth,
smile right at ’em and play their game,
see your world through a microscope,
show your hand but hide the truth,
Smile right at ’em and play their game,
See your world through a microscope.


Video

See Your World Through A Microscope – 1998 – Live at the Gown ‘n Gavel, July 22nd, 1998


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