Belief and Imaginary Friends

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Not Crapcapella
  • Track: 31
  • Year: 2017
  • Title: Belief and Imaginary Friends
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band

Liner Notes

2017-02-19 @ 03:03pm tags: skirmish superskirmish ss19e skirmishss19e belief

Just a note: The song may not be going where you expect on a first listen without looking at the lyrics. I doubt any would find it disrespectful.

Lyrics

I know we’re talking here,
but I would like to suggest
something that you might not have thought of.
I think that perhaps
you might not be real.
I think that perhaps you’re just
in my head.

How do you go about
determining things of value?
How do you determine
what you will believe?

I like to think about a story I heard long ago
how do you determine if a seed is a good tree.
Look at the fruit. Look at the fruit.
Does the fruit sprout something that
you can or would eat.

While we’re on the subject.
How about my imaginary friend?
While we’re on the subject.
What about people that don’t exist?
How can they have meaning?
How can they have value?
If they don’t exist at all,
why bother at all?

How do you go about
determining things of value?
How do you determine
what you will believe?

I don’t think that’s a fair comparison,
your friend has other ways to exist.
What impact do they have on your life?
That is how imaginary people exist.
If you cry while watching Scooby Dooby Doo,
then Scooby Doo does exist.
If you get all teary when TV characters marry,
then they, too, exist.

The only answer here is that belief is irrelevant
when talking of people and places.
Only fools and meanies would say you don’t exist,
even if you only exist in other’s hearts.

How do you go about
determining things of value?
How do you determine
what you will believe?

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