I Prefer The Imitation

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Show me a drawing or a rough approximation
Make me a sketch, because I prefer the imitation
Splenda in my coffee gives my tongue that sweet sensation
Aspartame and saccharine without a hesitation

You say idolatry, I say in moderation
For my overworking conscience it’s a well-deserved vacation
I hear the original is not to be forsaken
I’ll settle for the one that lends itself to duplication

Turn off the lights, cause this taste test is blind
If you don’t look then I’m sure you won’t mind
The glass on the left may be poisoned, it’s true
But just admit it tastes better to you

Knock-off, fraud, and forgery, the common accusations
I take it all in stride because I prefer the imitation
Come get the benefit without the complication
Indulge yourself with fakes, give in to all of your temptations


from That Should Count for Something, released June 13, 2014



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