Lyrics:Prepare

From This Might Be A Wiki
Prepare
By: They Might Be Giants
Year: 2015

Prepare for a second from now Comb your hair and compose yourself Prepare for a second from now Adjust your chair and clear your throat A second from the present is nigh Are all your affairs in order now? A second is a very short time A moment to anticipate the things to come

The next second won't be anything like the current one And we won’t know how it’s gonna be till a second is done

No one can see into the future We're just going to have to wait There may be strange new customs and new ideas So try to keep an open mind Prepare for a second from now As if that would make any difference at all Ready or not it is coming And there’s no way to stop the clock

The next second’s gonna make the present seem like long ago And make you forget everything that you currently know

Counting down to zero from one Hold your breath, here it comes Now that the second has passed Let’s all reflect on the times we’ve had Look back on a second ago Given everything that we now know Remember a second ago Recall if you can how it used to be Remember a second ago It’s hard to believe we were so naive

I can barely remember anything about a second ago We will soon be a second in the future that is all I know