Brain Trust Kid

“Brain Trust Kid”
written by Glen Phillips
Brain trust kid, not gettin’ smarter
Can’t adapt, it only gets harder
Things used to be so clear
The sad soul songs you sing to yourself
In your cell, awaiting the help
You were promised and never appeared
Brain trust kid
There’s no one in the world to save you now
Big words with nothing to say
But a little attention, a whole foot away
And it changed everything for us all
All the brain trust kids are just getting older
On the skids, losing their luster
But I remember when you were a star
There’s no one in the world to save you
As everyone lines up to blame you
Brain trust kid, brain trust kid
So much for the best laid plans the world has never seen
But we’ll stay heroes in each others’ eyes
beloved in our dreams
There’s no one in the world to save you

NOTES: This Winter Pays For Summer outtake was released on Glen’s website as a music video; it was subsequently released on Unlucky Seven (March 20, 2006).

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