Original
Billy Strings
William Apostol, Jon Weisberger
William Apostol, Jon Weisberger

Lyrics

Well it's not so easy now Though it never was back then We still can't seem to work this out But you can still pretend And these tattered walls and burning bridges Quickly start to fall How long until there's nothing left at all? I've been to California, man I've seen them city lights Been stranded in the desert Scorching days and freezing nights I'll never understand Why people try to walk so tall How long until there's nothing left at all? Don't you love what you got used to? When we used to feel so free Won't you wait a while in silence, love Watch it fall with me Well the old men said the great big apple Is rotten to the core With Wall Street skimming from the till While no one minds the store And how could someone get so low In a building so damn tall? How long until there's nothing left at all? While chunks the size of Delaware Are falling off the poles Our heads are buried in the sand Our leaders dug the hole Like junkies hooked on fossil fuel Headin' for withdrawal How long until there's nothing left at all? Don't you love what you got used to? When we used to feel so free Come and wait a while in silence, love And watch it fall with me Now the answers in our heads To the questions that were asked It boils up from underground And leads us to the past To a place that's long forgotten When we had enough for all How long until there's nothing left at all? Don't you love what you got used to? When we try to make our stand The hourglass is growing empty now Just to leave a pile of sand (Watch it fall)