I'm Agnostic

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When I was a little boy I’d lie under the covers staring up at the ceiling as I’d wait to fall asleep, and sometimes as I snuggled in and listened to the silence in my room right before I drifted off, a thought would come to me: that I was going to have to die, I wondered what it would feel like, and If I’d be afraid of what I saw there on the other side, nowadays my ceiling-staring sessions have expanded to the thoughts of other people, I think we’re thinking the same things, the thought that keeps me up most nights is people seem to think it’s right to kill another person over where you go when you die, now I may not agree with you on your interpretation, but I’m not one for judgment calls and you’re welcome to believe that God’s a vengeful superman with racist tendencies, but that doesn’t sound that plausible to me, no it doesn’t sound that possible to me, no it just sounds too unlikely to believe, no it just seems to impossible to me… Maybe when we go we walk down through a darkened tunnel like we’re walking through a terminal, like we just got off a plane, we’ll search the crowds of strangers looking for someone familiar, hope they thought to bring my luggage, hope they’ll take me home again, or maybe there’s a television on playing reruns of all the things you thought about but never got to see, did Oswald gun down J.F.K., an who was on the knoll that day, and where on Earth’s Amelia Earhart’s plane, maybe we’ll wake up someday in someone else’s body, wondering who’s that guy we dreamed about, why’d he do the things he did, or maybe there is nothing like the nihilists believe, but that doesn’t sound that plausible to me, no it doesn’t sound that possible to me, no it just seems too unlikely to believe, no it just seems too impossible to me, no it sounds unlikely to believe.

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from Down, released May 12, 2009

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