If I could see your face just as the sun come up,
well, I know which one would feel brighter

I can tell you now, if we make it out
you'll be the reason we get away

as they congregate,
"it's a fuckin' disgrace" is a phrase they'll hand around

you've been working hard
on a different charge
a welcome hand-me-down
little hand-me-down

dear tesla, sorry they got their way

it was looking good
in your Serbian blood

as your papa priest, he relented
having heard first hand of his boys' command
"He keeps presenting the problem solved!"

and by 28,
as he hit the states
he didn't quite know how he'd make the fields rotate
but there's a time to yield
and a time to quit
and this sure as hell didn't feel like it

dear tesla, sorry they got their way

I'd have given up
you could always count on finding all the evidence you need
when you checked out
every streetlight seemed to flicker to your newer frequency

well
as the race surged on
Thomas Edison seemed to be taking it all out on an elephant
then the World's Fair hit
and your torch was lit
it seemed like nothing was in your way
but while others were planning to Supply and Demand
you were a tad too new in town
you were working well
in your well lit lab
until they burned it down, it down

dear tesla, sorry they got their way

I'd have given up
you could always count on finding all the evidence you need
when you checked out
every streetlight seemed to flicker to a newer frequency

If I could see your face just as the sun come up,
well, I know which one would feel brighter

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