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JIM'S BIG EGO: unpop for the unpopulous!

Ambition

from Don't Get Smart


What's it for?
get in the car
drive to far to fast
eat too much - to bad
don't sleep
arrive in time to puke out a show
shake some hands
pass the tape and the bio and the card
Oh, hey, way to go Toronto
what's it for
yeah where's it get ya
you can't eat it
you can smoke it
you can't drink it
you can't get what you want
you can't want what you get
desire's a fire with big red eyes
and it'll leave you hungry
you'd better bet you'd better stay that way
to get what you can't get
if you want it when you got it
then it's not what you wanted anyway.
Ambition... Ambition... Ambition.

It's a campaign trail
it's a million yard dash
through houses farms and fields
and barns and storms
till you're out of gas
and there you are
walking around in the desert
hungry angry proud
and what's that smell
yeah, what's that smell
is it something gone bad?
like your soul gone bad
hey take your shoes and socks off
check your feet
nope, it's not your souls
it's something burning
like your house,
your car, your money
your releationship, your free time
your honey
could it be a bush?
Could it be a bush?
the bush that's burning burning
the burning bush
the bush that's burning
the burning bush that's burning burning
the burning burning bush
the big push
Ambition... Ambition... Ambition.

Is this what you wanted anyway?
call it dream or call it scheme
you eat your heart out for more... steam.

And lets just say you got it
the thing you wanted
you got it
the thing you couldn't get
when you wanted it
maybe you distracted yourself
long enought to get it
now it's yours
now what you gonna do
sit by the pool
do the things you want to do
go out and show all your friends
who hate you
and everything changes hands
everything changes hands
everything changes hands
everything changes hands
everything changes hands
now you're hungry hungry
hungry hungry hungry
hungry hungry
Ambition... Ambition... Ambition.

ambition
yeah

updated: 7 years ago