“I’ll Be You” by The Replacements

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

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

Lonely, I guess that’s where I’m from
If I 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
I 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 me for a while
I’ll be you

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

And if it’s just a lull
why’m I bored right outta my skull?
Oh yeah, keep me 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 me for a while
You be me for a while
and I’ll be you

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