Zoo (Spread Your Wings)

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Zoo (Spread Your Wings)


You're not your money or your house or your friends or your car
You're the only one who knows who you are
You're not your job or your phone or your mood or your clothes
You're not any of those

Cuz you're something else entirely
Thank God this world is filled with variety
If you want to stop feeling anxiety
Why don't you show us who you really are?

Cuz, life is really like a zoo
God made you a zebra, and him a kangaroo
Over here we got a tiger, and there a cockatoo
Thank God we're different, thank God we're not the same
But there's that same old voice tryin' to make you feel ashamed
It says, "who are you? You're not special.
You can't sing, you're not beautiful. You better be dutiful
In doing the things that I tell you
In buying the things that I sell you
You say it doesn’t make you happy? Oh well
You got nowhere else to go
Cuz imagine how alone and afraid you're gonna feel
When your friend's words cut to the bone
and you're living in a world with a wound that can't heal
but my my friends.. that voice ain't real.
Everybody's different – that’s the deal.
There's lions and horses and squirrels and apes
Everybody's tryin to make their escape
In fact the question still remains that we been askin through the ages
How to we walk out of these cages?

You're not your money or your house or your friends or your car
You're the only one who knows who you are
You're not your job or your phone or your mood or your clothes
You're not any of those


Cuz you're something else entirely
Thank God this world is filled with variety
If you want to stop feeling anxiety
Why don't you show us who you really are?


What do you love? what do you want to know?
Don’t try to fool somebody cuz it's not a show
I hope you show me who you are cuz I really want to know
You're precious to me, like a treasure trove
And honesty is your spiritual power
When YOU stand up all your fears will cower away
Here today, gone tomorrow
Takin with them all the weight and the pain and burden of sorrow
There's no other way than to look into your heart
And there's no way to begin other than to start
Because there is where you find your real riches
Your sincere desires and your dearest wishes
Swimming like fishes in a beautiful pond of all the things that you're fond of
Bound in a bond of love
Don’t be conned by the push and the shove
Of that devilish voice tryin to keep you in prison
You don’t need to even listen when that devil is hissin'
Or else you'll be missin' the point
And that's to spread your wings
Let go, of all the things that cling, let's go
Come on and spread your wings and show
Us all the beautiful things you know
And then you cut those strings and grow
And let your free voice sing
It goes "so long! See ya later! I gotta go. You can't tell me who I am
Cuz you don’t know.

You're not your money or your house or your friends or your car
God made you a superstar
You're not your job or your phone or your mood or your clothes
You just goes where you goes where you goes where you goes


You're not your money or your house or your friends or your car
God made you a superstar
You're not your job or your phone or your mood or your clothes
God only knows, God only knows, God only, God only, God only
God only knows!

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from Defend The People, released December 7, 2012

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