BEYOND ME AND YOU

Word and music copyright 2006 by Jim Feldman

 

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V1: Thereís a place where nobody cares, and nobody dares, to think on their own

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We know that itís way over yonder, we canít seem to ponder, that it could be our home

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So we stroll through our days, weíre set in our ways

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We donít touch the lives shown on TV

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Like those who live where there is war, ††††††or victims of social tragedy

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Instead we just turn and ignore, whatís beyond you and me

 

(You know)

V2: The villiage idiot, he has got two eyes, itís no surprise, what he chooses to see

A myopic vision of freedom, with a heavenly kingdom, to save you and me

And he says ďI wonít share, I donít care

Those two Iís take good care of me

Iíve earned the things Iíve worked hard for, I just want to live happily

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Thereís nothing worth getting worked up for, thatís beyond you and meĒ

 

Bridge:

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So I cry to the fool ďthereís injustice, †††††††††††††expand the horizons you see

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The world is much bigger than just us, ††††††††††††look around and feel empathyĒ

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So he turns to me and says ďBrother, ††††††††††Take a look at yourself when you speak

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You talk a good line, but now itís the time

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To admit honestly, the injustice you see

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You keep at a very safe distance, well beyond you and me

 

V3:

I admit Iím right there beside him, just preaching an anthem, about how he should live

I talk like Iím on a mission, itís me who should listen, as I donít seem to give

Of my heart and my time, my money and climb

Out of selfishness and lethargy

The idiot sees things as he thinks they are, ††††††††I just never thought heíd ever see me

Be one whose touch doesnít reach that far beyond you and me

 

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The idiot sees things as he thinks they are, I just never thought heíd ever see me

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Be one whose touch doesnít reach that far beyond you and me