The Never Ending Present rant


The Never-Ending Present as performed in Philadelphia on November 27, 1998

This working from the inside out
Yeah, the stepping to the easel
He's gonna run you into results
And then there's material
And then you gotta choose the shoes
That go with the galoshes
And know the gossip from the truth
Just like back in college
And it never left an impression
On the neverending present

I was waiting here for a bus
It's almost better than its coming
Every day it always does
So I daydream, I kick some dirt
I throw a rock and I check my watch
And then I catch my reflection
And it left a little impression
On the neverending present

Steel yourself against the cold
Or look for semi-precious shade
When the bus crests that hill
Love and hate are just the same
Watchin' as the money drops
'Cause every day it always does
Hey maybe there's a song in there
No, and in fact, there never was
Just a little eensy-weensy expression
In the neverending present