SLOWER THAN A BALLAD

just in time for a whole lot of nothing
the golden age hasn’t happened
not to look like you’re the only one surprised
not to look like you’re close as you are to the beginning

summer is long
and slower than a ballad
sad as a song
an old man sings in spanish

if I lose the plot do forgive me that
there’s a union strike at the factory in my head
feeling like I’m a rare object
feeling like I’m the end of an era and you just missed it

summer is long
and slower than a ballad
sad as a song
an old man sings in spanish

did you travel all the way to Omaha
to bury a thing under an ocean
no miracles among us here
and it’s looking like whatever’s coming has just started

summer is long
and slower than a ballad
sad as a song
an old man sings in spanish