[Verse 1] It's late at night it's time to tell you my secrets My personality's cut up into pieces Modern society's my one secret weakness I'm out of money and I'm out of my mind
[Verse 2] We can't fit in so we just head for the fringes Your universe of blue lipstick and syringes Your bedroom doorway with the bugs in the hinges Some things about you that I don't understand at all
[Chorus] But I, I don't wanna be the bad guy I wanna see myself from the outside Can you hear me now? Wait can you? Wait, wait can you hear me now? Cause I, I have got a lousy connection I promise my undying affection Can you hear me now? Wait, wait can you? Wait can you hear me now?
[Verse 3] So I've been working on this letter to congress Regarding some things that I think they should address Showed up in court wearing an Indian headdress Somehow I think maybe the message was lost
[Verse 4] It seems the clarity we knew is degraded A royal flush where all the faces have faded I want the universe, God knows I've been patient I hear your voice behind a staticky storm
[Verse 5] The century seems like it's turning out okay It's like a game of worldwide karaoke And my rich friends and me just sit and blow smoke rings There's nothing happening and it's happening too fast
[Verse 6] Try to interpret but the message is scrambled The institutions that I lean on have crumbled I've got the world's ear; I'm all fucking mumbles I guess I'm just another link in a chain
[Chorus] I, I don't want to be the bad guy I want to see myself from the outside Can you hear me now? Wait can you? Wait can you hear me now? And I, I have got a lousy connection I promise my undying affection Can you hear me now? Wait, wait can you? Wait just can you hear me now?