Reese Lansangan – The Encyclopedia Salesman


VERSE I
At the back of my brain is a man
I remember him clearly though no one else can
In his suitcase, he showed me the world
And I had a vision so grand
All that there is at the palm of my hand
I’ll write off all the battles and wars
Erasing human scars

CHORUS
All day he’s knocking doors all over cities
Under heat from 9 to 5
The load is heavy
He’s got a family
Hoping only to survive
1 out of 20 and his light is glowing dim
He promised me tomorrow but I can’t do the same for him

VERSE II
The man took a seat at our table
He laid out the pages
Until I was able to find myself
In between the words
And he made a deal with my father
Letter to letter, my mind wanders farther
They shake their hands
And off he goes again

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Oh I heard screaming next door
Nobody needs this anymore
Somebody’s slamming the door
Nobody reads this anymore
Whatever happened to him

CHORUS
All day he’s knocking doors
all over cities
Under heat from 9 to 5
The load is heavy
He’s got a family
Hoping only to survive
1 out of 20 and his light is going dim
He promised me tomorrow
But I can’t do the same for him


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