Fish:Mission Statement

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“Mission Statement”
Artist: Fish
Albums: Raingods with Zippos (1999)

I punched the clock in at thirty-five
I thank the Lord that I'm still alive
Sometimes I find it hard to believe
That my heart's still beating that I'm still on my feet
I'm gonna give ya
Give ya a mission statement
I'm gonna give ya
Give ya a mission statement

I've been in a downward spiral
For a very long long time
I've been stepping over dollars
Just to pick up a shiny dime
The way I see it, it ain't gonna work
I'm kissing the past goodbye
I'm gonna give ya
Give ya a mission statement

I got no more patience
I got no more time
I'm tired of following orders
Sticking to the company line

I want to change the world
And I'm starting with myself
A private revelation
Concerning everybody else
We're all just lonely people
We're all looking for some help
We're too busy crunching numbers
And fighting for ourselves
Well all it takes is kindness
And a little love and care
And this planet that we live on
Can be a Heaven we can share
A mission statement

Oh yes

Now listen
The tears of hungry children
Well they're falling in the dust
The scraps of a rich man's table
Well they could fill their starving mouths
While some they thirst for water
Others get drunk on wine
To some their life's a prison
And they're out there doing time
Gonna give ya
Give ya a mission statement
I'm gonna give ya
Give ya a mission statement

I got no more patience
I got no more time
I'm tired of following orders
Sticking to the company line

I want to change the world
And I'm starting with myself
A private revelation
Concerning everybody else
We're all just lonely people
We're all looking for some help
Too busy crunching numbers
And fighting for ourselves
And all it takes is kindness
And a little love and care
And this planet that we live on
Can be a Heaven we can share
A mission statement

This is a mission statement
All right

All right

Listen
Why don't you listen
To my mission statement

Have you ever felt the rain before it falls?
Have you ever sensed the storm before it arrives on the horizon?
I don't think so