You'll Know It When You See It

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You'll Know It When You See It

Post by lichenthroat » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:51 am

You'll Know It When You See It
by Lichen Throat

Coronado heard of the Cities of Gold,
Closed his hacienda, put affairs on hold.
Led an expedition to the land up north,
Put his armor on like a conquistador.
One month later they were hungry and cold;
Many were no longer feeling so bold.
“Señor, where is this city to which we’re being led?”
They asked Coronado, and this is what he said:
“You’ll know it when you see it.
We’re going to find mountains of gold.
You’ll know it when you see it.
Think of all the wonders you’ll behold.”

They finally reached a land of adobe pueblos:
Lots of corn and squash, but not an ounce of gold.
They moved in for the winter, ate up all the food.
They were an imposition; they acted very rude.
They met a native man whom they called “The Turk.”
Still wanted gold, so they put him right to work.
He said, “I know this golden city, and I’ll tell you where.”
Pointed northeast, said, “It’s way, way over there.
You’ll know it when you see it.
Think of all the wealth that you will gain.
You’ll know it when you see it.
I’ll lead you way out on the plains.”

The Turk led them for weeks,
Then admitted that he’d lied.
Coronado had him strangled,
So that was where he died.
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Re: You'll Know It When You See It

Post by Æpplês&vØdkã » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:03 pm

Phlebia - You'll Know It When You See It

And in the shade, it is so stupid hot
I just wish it'd rain, but it'd rather not
Got so much sweat dripping down my back
Wish this summer'd cut me a little slack

I'd love a cooling northwest autumn breeze
I'd love to hear it shaking in the trees
I wish this ridge would go ahead and break
It's getting crowed down there by the lake

And at night there's no relief
I just can't wait for autumn leaves
Some lower temperatures are needed
Guess I'll know it when I see it

The other day I tried to mow my lawn
I told myself I'd do it right at dawn
But when I tried at 45 past nine
I know it'd be a waste of time

The solar rays just bearing down on me
It stings my eyes and now I just can't see
I said so what, a lawn is just for show
It's too damn hot, back in the house I go

And at night there's no relief
I just can't wait for autumn leaves
Some lower temperatures are needed
Guess I'll know it when I see it.
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Re: You'll Know It When You See It

Post by crumpart » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:41 pm

Standing in the
ocean I see
something there
reflected.
Watching through the
water I see
it in the deep
staring back at me.

You'll know it when
you see it and
it sees you when
it knows you.
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Re: You'll Know It When You See It

Post by skypup » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:31 am

You'll Know It When You See It
Ghost Pup

if you wanna grow it
first you gotta shrink
you wanna be strong
first you must be weak
if you wanna catch it
first you must release
you wanna get it
first you gotta give

you gotta go
with the flow
when you see it
you will know
when you know it
you will see
this fish
can never leave the sea

have no way as way
no way as way
have no way as way
no way as way
no

a flooded stream
in time slacks off
a meteor burns out in the sky
man dies
mankind remains
a twig emerges
from the severed stump

you gotta go
with the flow
when you see it
you will know
when you know it
you will see
this fish
can never leave the sea

have no way as way
no way as way
have no way as way
no way as way

empty your mind
formless shapeless
like water to the sea

have no way as way
no way as way
have no way as way
no way as way
no

yeah
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Re: You'll Know It When You See It

Post by Paco Del Stinko » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:57 am

You'll Know It When You See It - Paco del Stinko

Let's set sail on the open sea
It's just you and me, sail away on the gentle breeze
Let's set sail
We'll go North South West and East
We'll go places that we've never seen


You're looking really hard for some kind of an answer
The meaning of life, love, happiness or romance or
Enlightenment for a captive mind to free it
Take a look under your nose you'll know it when you see it

All the stars in the sky make you wonder why we're here
Feeling ever smaller and no taller every passing year
You know you could be president except you'll never be it
It's so plain and obvious you'll know it when you see it

Is it true love or Heaven above
Or the realization there's neither Nirvana nor bliss


All the mysteries of your life leave you feeling dumb
If only you could solve them you're certain to become
A master power blaster laser focused motherfucking turbo Jesus
It don't matter you'll know it when you see it

Take a look around (see what can be found)
Take a look around
Bringin' the stink since 2006.
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Re: You'll Know It When You See It

Post by furrypedro » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:41 pm

Balance Lost

Send their money overseas
Play another short sell shortsightedly
Nothing left for the oxen
Disappearing act leaves troughs empty

Never been, never wanna
Never seen how the people live down there
Somehow my money
Not something I should have to give out

Torn apart by elite figures
Delusioned* and deranged
You'll know it when you see it
But it'll be too late to change

Tell me how to recognise them
They're the ones that deepen our divisions
Weaken first and conquer later
While we try to unify they breed friction

Never been, never wanna
Never seen how the people live down there
Somehow my money
Not something I should have to give (not fair)

Torn apart by elite figures
Delusioned* and deranged
You'll know it when you see it
But it'll be too late to change
Torn apart by cunts with money
Convinced of their own fate
You'll know em when you see em
But it'll be too late


(*I meant to say "deluded" but I'm a moron)
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Re: You'll Know It When You See It

Post by Lunkhead » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:41 pm

You’ll Know It When You See It
By Berkeley Social Scene

Played out on the table
With a custom tarot deck
Revealing your fortune
Takes your whole paycheck

Can you see it all in your crystal ball?
The illusion of your conclusion

You’ll know it when you see it
It’s obvious and true
You’ll know it when you see it
The truth is not a secret

Made a living out of mystery
Revealing it slowly
Following all the crumbs
Pretending they’re holy

Can you see it all in your crystal ball?
The illusions reflected back at you?

You’ll know it when you see it
It’s obvious and true
You’ll know it when you see it
The truth is not a secret

A verbal sleight of hand
You describe to obscure
At best there's nothing there
But you can't be sure

Classic and convincing
Watching and listening
Hinting and phishing
Spinning and twisting

You’ll know it when you see it
It’s obvious and true
You’ll know it when you see it
The scales fall from your eyes
You’ll know it when you see it
It’s obvious and true
You’ll know it when you see it
The truth is not a secret
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Re: You'll Know It When You See It

Post by Smalltown Mike » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:47 am

I told a co-worker I would sing whatever lyrics she wrote for this title. She delivered. I delivered.

You'll know it when you see it, by Emma

You have to see it to believe it
He’s throwing bananas at the cockpit
He’s aggressive
But he’s got wit
Not snakes on a plane, just a monkey with a brain
You’ll know it when you see it.
Punk rock is for children. Grab a six-pack at Half-a-Dozen Records.
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