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The Tortoise And The Tourist
Lyrics:

Wake up get ready, wake up get ready, what a wonderful trip's ahead
Well, wake up get ready, wake up get ready, such a wonderful trip's ahead
We get dressed as ghosts with the sheets taken from the bed
inside our socks we hide traveler's checks, we are tourists of the dead

So let's pack up, Let's go
So let's pack up, Let's go
Well let's pack up, Let's go
LET'S GO!

There was this tortoise, its shell was covered with jewels
and had been since time began
It knew the world through all its histories
and the universe and its mysteries
One day it came across a man
the two were talking
the tortoise offered to tell him about the future and how the universe ran
Oh the man killed the tortoise took his shell and with a song on his lips walked off again

So let's walk off, let's go
So let's walk off, let's go
Let's walk off, let's go
So let's walk off, let's go

Pack a lunch, wander around,
toss the map on the ground
it is inaccurate anyways
We've been getting away
We've been getting away
We are strangers to ourselves

We sneak out
drip by drip
through paper cuts on our hands
Day after day
nothing's quite the same
we are tourists in our own heads

So let's walk on, let's go
Let's walk on, let's go
Let's walk on, let's go
I think I feel ready to go
Let's walk off, let's go
I think I feel ready to go
think I feel ready to go

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