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Two Minutes’ Enlightenment (Two Minutes’ Enlightenment) (click for MP3 file)

I boil it down, make it simple as I want to.
I stack the deck, and I’m holding all the aces.
Then you’re all straw-men, and I’ve got you where I want you:
Awaiting me to put you all in your places.

I never had much more than two minutes’ enlightenment,
I never had much more than that to say.
But if it’s smooth and fast enough,
You’ll just assume I know my stuff, and....

Not a word is coming off the top of my head.
I haven’t got the wits with to engage in battle.
They come to me when I’m laying down in my bed,
But I won’t risk a drop of blood upon my saddle.

I never had much more than two minutes’ enlightenment,
I never had much more than that to say.
But if it’s smooth and fast enough,
You’ll just assume I know my stuff, and....

In a moment of crisis,
You’re listening to me.
My rhetoric of devices crumbles
Under weight of your reality.

Don’t wanna be no one’s object of correction.
I’ll make mistakes, but nobody’s gonna see me.
I hone my words with the object of perfection,
And utter them with the passion of machinery.

I never had much more than two minutes’ enlightenment,
I never had much more than that to say.
But if it’s smooth and fast enough,
You’ll just assume I know my stuff, and....

I can turn and smirk, and walk away
(Because I can)
’Cause I...
Never had much more than
Two minutes’ enlightenment.
The scarecrow reference in this song inspired the album’s cover art.