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​Some People Ride The Wave

This song is by Devendra Banhart and appears on the album Cripple Crow (2005).

Some people ride the wave of generosity,
Some people ride the wave of mediocrity.
Me, I ride the wave of never gonna drown,
Oh, just fooling around.

Now I gots the balloons,
And you, you gots the mud.
And me I gots the snail,
And you, you gots the stuff.
Well you got so much more than I figured was in store,
Oh, I ain't foolin no more.

Now some people ride the cat when asleep or when awake,
Some people ride a cat for riding a cat's sake.
Me I ride this cat 'cause its claws have got my eyes,
I'll get 'em back in a few more tries.
Oh, I'll get 'em back in a few more tries.

Some people write the books that tenderize their names,
Some people write the books that bastardize our claims.
Me, I write the book that's sifting in the sand,
Aw, some day I'll understand.
Aw, some day I'll understand.

Some people write the songs that stay inside our souls,
Some people write the songs that really ain't songs at all,
Me, I write the song that ends right when it starts,
They'll split before they part.
Oh, they'll split before they part.