"Defeatist's Lament" lyrics - GUIDED BY VOICES

"Defeatist's Lament"

Can we live without nets
In the empire of the bottle?
Shall we not sink
From the effort of the swamp?
No more shots in the arm
No more comebacks in the bottom
Rise to the top
Merely offering the plate
A louse on it's knees
Sees beneath trees
A louse on it's knees
Must therefore be praying