“I’ll Be You” by The Replacements

“And could purge my soul perhaps for the imminent collapse.”

If it’s a temporary lull
why’m bored right outta my skull?
Man I’m dressin’ sharp an’ feelin’ dull

Lonely, guess that’s where I’m from
If was from Canada
then I’d best be called lonesome

And if it’s just a game
Then I’ll break down just in case
Oh yeah, we’re runnin’ in our last race

Well laughed half the way to Tokyo
dreamt I was Surfer Joe
And what that means, I don’t know

A dream too tired to come true
Left a rebel without a clue
And I’m searching for somethin’ to do

And if it’s just a game
Then we’ll hold hands just the same
So what, we’re bleeding but we ain’t cut

And I could purge my soul perhaps
For the imminent collapse
Oh yeah, I’ll tell you what we could do
You be for a while
I’ll be you

A dream too tired to come true
Left a rebel without a clue
Won’t you tell what I should do?

And if it’s just a lull
why’m I bored right outta my skull?
Oh yeah, keep from feeling so dull

And if it’s just a game
Then we’ll break down just in case
Then again, I’ll tell you what we could do
You be for a while
You be for a while
and I’ll be you

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