Nothing to see

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Nothing to see

I'm looking out at the world, from where I sit I see a version of me looking down, trying to be someone better than me; I've got it all figured out - not a doubt in my head , it's easy.
But as I watch I see the ground start to crumble and move; I start to realize that I've suddenly got something to lose, and though I try to play it cool I watch the earth slip away beneath me...
...And as I fall I'm thinking back on it all - that I was strong and independent and on top of it all. I never noticed all the frays in the rope I climbed,; I never tried to look around until I went blind.
And now I see that was standing up on shaky ground, was just a matter of time until I fell down - was just a matter of who; was just a matter of when; and as I watch I see myself begin to climb back up again...
And it's alright, and I'm OK; because I'm here again with you - I'm here again today...
I went down to the bottom there was nothing to see - so I began to slowly climb back to the top of the heap, but then it didn't feel right and it didn't feel true, because the only place for me to be is here with you...
I'm looking up from the rubble of the world that I knew, I'm laying broken down and dirty, feeling hurt and confused - I see myself looking down trying to figure it out; looks like I'm getting nowhere.
I pull myself from the wreckage, wipe the dust from my eyes; as I survey my situation I begin to realize - no matter how hard I tried to leave the others behind I'm not the only one there.
Before I took the fall I wasn't alone and as the ground gave way beneath me we all sank like stones... And now I look around and see them laying by my side, and I'm prevented from assisting by my wounded pride...
And every time I try to run away it just doesn't help, no matter how far I run, I'm always stuck with myself... I'm on the bottom looking up or on the top looking down - the only break I get from my mistakes is when you come around...
And it's alright, and I'm OK; because I'm here again with you - I'm here again today...
I went down to the bottom there was nothing to see - so I began to slowly climb back to the top of the heap, but then it didn't feel right and it didn't feel true, because the only place for me to be is here with you...
When I wake to see you in the morning light - you chase away the cobwebs from my eyes... At least for now I know that every thing's alright; no matter what's in store for me tonight... [So it's a bit hokey. Bite me.]

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from Live at the bitch mountain bash, released January 1, 2005

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Jim Lake Placid, New York

Jim is a mediocre rock band from upstate NY. Formed by a few starry-eyed, twenty-somehings in the mid 90's, they (along with a slew of other marginal, regional rock bands peopled by over-priveleged young men) achieved virtually nothing. At great expense.
They persevered through 10 years, 5 albums, a few requisite lineup changes, and countless stupid, awkward and unremarkable live performances.
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