Too Late The Hero — Operation: Grow A Beard And Be Somebody lyrics

So I say,
Bleeding through the eyes and slurring words (carbon monoxide)
I'm just as clever as the next guy
"Pay attention son, you've got a lot to learn"
I'm older than I sound, I've been reading up
"you wouldn't understand. you wouldn't understand"
There are many ways to kill a man, they say.

All things being equal, let's assume you are the heart of this operation
Let's paint this town red
You can turn me into him
Don't be shy
You are the heart of this operation
Let's paint this town red.

Has it been so long?
You can't ignore the threat they pose at last
They grow up so fast
Your golden boys could teach you a thing or two
"Pay attention son, you've got a lot to learn"
You love the way I make you look, don't lie
"you wouldn't understand. you wouldn't understand"
While the townies smoke outside, you can cut and run, so

All things being equal, let's assume you are the heart of this operation
Let's paint this town red
You can turn me into him
Don't be shy
You are the heart of this operation
Let's paint this town red.

Bleeding through the eyes and slurring words
Yeah, your golden boys could teach you a thing or two
'Cause you love, 'cause you love the way I make you look
While the townies smoke outside you can cut and run

I've torn my throat for years, last I knew
As long as you take your sample size advice with you

All things being equal, let's assume you are the heart of this operation
Let's paint this town red
You can turn me into him
Don't be shy
You are the heart of this operation
Let's paint this town red.
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