All these impermanent things
Oh how they fool me
dominate and rule me
They keep me waiting here forever
All these impermanent things
Well their beauty's never aging
but their worthlessness's enraging
You know we all stand alone
when we're together

Why keep hanging on to things that never stay
things that just keep stringin' us along from day to day

All these impermanent things
Present yet elusive
passive yet abusive
Tearing out the heart in utter silence
All these impermanent things
Well they point in all directions
like secondhand reflections
And they're leading us to
subtle shades of violence

Why keep hanging on to things that never stay
things that just keep stringin' us along from day to day

All these impermanent things
Well they're trying to convince me
baptize my soul and rinse me
Purge my mind of honesty and fire
All these impermanent things
Well they all add up to zero
they make-believe that they're my hero
Then they fill my mind with doubt and false desires

Why keep hanging on to things that never stay
things that just keep stringin' us along from day to day.

Peter Himmelman