Andrew Bird – Fixed Positions Lyrics

Fixed Positions Lyrics – Andrew Bird

When your position remains fixed, my dear
Results can be mixed, I fear
There’s a stasis
New ideas and all-new faces
Misadventures and far-flung places
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not dull

But if we stay here long enough, I feel we’ll always be this way
And when you’re screwing up your face, oh, won’t it always stay that way?
Always be this way
Will we always stay this way?

You know there really isn’t much preventing
The way you see the world cementing
There’s a stony creek bend
Cradle the grave or forever weeping
Rounded on the sides, you’re forever sleeping
Promise to resist until you die
Resist until you die
Promise to resist until you die

And I’ll be set in motion
The arbiter of time
The unexpressed emotion
The capital crime
So pick a random number
Making sure it’s prime
Pick a random number between 1 and 109

You stay here long enough you know we’ll always be this way
And when you’re screwing up your face, oh, won’t it always be this way?
And when we shelter in a place, oh, won’t we always be this way
Always be this way
Will we always stay this way?
Will we always stay this way?
Will we always be this way?

When your position remains fixed
Results can be mixed
I fear there’s a stasis