Zach Sherwin - Buddha Worm lyrics

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Zach Sherwin - Buddha Worm lyrics

One day I saw a worm on the sidewalk Making its little way across the pavement And I thought "Man, it's gonna get stepped on on the concrete... I need to save it." So I took out a credit card And then a second credit card And used those to scoop the worm up To dump it in the gra** in a nearby yard It started flailing, fidgeting and twitching Pitching a conniption fit like it thought I was a pigeon I watched it convulse and twist and thought "What kind of pathetic defense is this? Honestly, has it ever occurred That a squirming worm has deterred a determined bird?" And I shook my head as it jerked and thrashed And then I set it down in the gra** So, I say "You're welcome, worm" - Both for moving you to safety And for letting you think your flopping scared me off Thus allowing you to escape me You must have felt like a bad mamma-jamma, kid Tougher than Rambo in his bandanna did Worm, you're welcome for letting you believe You were the Jean-Claude Van Damme of the annelids Oh! You're welcome, worm, you're welcome, worm. (x2) I was deep in these thoughts as I walked on Chuckling condescendingly And I didn't look both ways as I hit the crosswalk I just stepped out non-attentively and then SCREECH! I barely escaped being struck by a truck But I was hit with an epiphany: I had laughed at the worm thinking it could fight fate But could I control my destiny any differently? Till then I'd been thinking that I Was in a different league than the pink little guy But I now had more than an inkling that either of us Could be crushed in the blink of an eye Whether by a pair of Nikes or a bus Tomorrow isn't promised for either of us And although we're dissimilar, we're the same, too Then the truck honked, and I came to And I say thank you, worm You showed me humility Yes, your vulnerability reminds me Of my mortality and fragility And now I'm doing what I can to rid Myself of an ego as big as a gigantic squid You enlightened me, worm You are the Siddhartha Gautama of the annelids Oh! I thank you, worm, I thank you, worm. (X2) [spoken] So that's basically the end of the song... But ladies, I will say that I am recently single... So here's a few takeaways for you First of all, I'm kind and sensitive, I care about animals; Two, I'm deep and philosophical; And three, I have more than one credit card