song by Matt Nathanson
Acrobat lyrics

Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see
If you just close your eyes
You can feel the enemy
When I first met you, girl
You had fire in your soul
What happened your face on melting snow?
Now it looks like this
And you can swallow, or you can spit
You can throw it up
Or choke on it
And you can dream, so dream out loud
You know that your time is coming ‘round
So, don't let the bastards grind you down

No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
But I know you'd hit out
If you only knew who to hit
And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah, I'd break bread & wine
If there was a church I could receive in
Cause I need it now
To take the cup, to fill it up
To drink it slow, I can't let you go
And I must be an acrobat
To talk like this,
And act like that,
And you can dream, so dream out loud
And don't let the bastards grind you down.

Oh-ooh oh

(What are we going to do now it's all been said,
No new ideas in the house and every book has been read
Listen)

And I must be an acrobat
To talk like this,
And act like that,
And you can dream, so dream out loud
And you can find your own way out
And you can build, and I can will
And you can't call, I can't wait until
And you can stash,
And you can seize
But in dreams begin responsibilities
And I could love,
Yeah, I could love
You know that the tide is turning ‘round
So don't let the bastards grind you down.