you gave yourself up to the mystery
and sailed the oceans looking for
the secret of the key
to unlock a truth that you may never find
for it was m a cup of kindness all the time.
you feel the thirst
but none can make you drink
the answer’s waiting for you here but
it’s not what you think
it won’t steal your soul or leave you blind
it was just a cup of kindness all the time.
and when mother mary finally comes to call
she could p-ss right thru your heart
and leave no trace at all
while you were reaching for
the sacred and divine
she was standing right beside you
all the time.
and the emptiness
you can’t seem to fill
beauty fades and pleasures cannot
take away the chili
and the glamour lures you down into a lie
o but the cup of kindness
never will run dry.
you hear the vandals
howlin’ down your walls
and arm yourself against the ones
who want to see you fall
till some holy grail reveals
the grand design
well, it was in a cup of kindness
all the time…
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