Closer to Fine (Live, 2009)

[Verse 1]

I’m trying to tell you something about my life

Maybe give me insight between black and white

The best thing you’ve ever done for me

Is to help me take my life less seriously

‘Cause it’s only life after all, yeah
[Verse 2]

Well, darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable

And lightness has a call that’s hard to hear

And I wrap my fear around me like a blanket

I sailed my ship of safety ’til I sank it

I’m crawling on your shore (Here we go)

[Chorus]

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains

I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains, yeah

Well, there’s more than one answer to these questions

Pointing me in a crooked line (Whoo)

And the less I seek my source for some definitive

(Y’all sing it)

Closer I am to fine (All right), yeah

The closer I am to fine, yeah[Verse 3]

Well, I went to see a doctor of philosophy

With a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knee

He never did marry or see a B-grade movie

He graded my performance

And he said he could see through me

And I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind

Got my paper and I was free (Yeah)[Chorus]

And I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains

I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains, yeah

But there’s more than one answer to these questions

Pointing me in a crooked line

And the less I seek my source for some definitive

Closer I am to fine, yeah

Closer I am to fine, yeah

[Verse 4]

I stopped by the bar at 3 a.m

To seek solace in a bottle or possibly a friend

And I woke up with a headache like my head against a board

Twice as cloudy as I’d been the night before

And I went in seeking clarity[Chorus]

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains

I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains

Yeah, we go to the doctor, we go to the mountains

We look to the children, we drink from the fountains

Yeah, we go to the Bible, we go through the workout

We read up on revival (Y’all), and we stand up for the lookout

There’s more than one answer to these questions

Pointing us in a crooked line

And the less I seek my source for some definitive

Closer I am to fine, yeah

Closer I am to fine

Closer I am to fine, yeah[Outro]

Thank you. Michelle Malone. Jill Hennessey. A Fragile Tomorrow.