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well i wasn't there in dallas when the president was shot
and i wasn't there in saigon when the war was being fought
nor, sir, was i there at woodstock high on lsd or pot
or that campus in ohio when the facts of life were taught

i was bowing to an idol in the temple of my choice
man those cathode rays were glazin up my eyes
i was late for the recital cause i thought i lost my voice
when the words i spoke i didn't recognize
they were telling me the story of a life that passed me by
and a life ahead that i'll likely never see
for mine eyes have seen the glory
and mine eyes have seen the light
and mine eyes have seen it all on my tv.

i saw a film last tuesday at the bargain matinee
they tried to kill jim morrison or was it jfk
but i went out for some popcorn and i missed the q&a
if i saw it on my vcr i'd hit the pause-delay

now i'm was bowing to an idol in the temple of my choice
with those cathode rays reflecting in my eyes
i was late for the recital when i thought i lost my voice
cause the words i spoke i didn't recognize
they were telling me the story of a life that passed me by
and a life ahead that i may never see
for mine eyes have seen the glory
and mine eyes have seen the light
and mine eyes have seen it all on my tv.

i was hangin in my attic
when i heard a little static
through the airwaves as i listened
to my brand new television
some soap-opera, science-fiction,
mystery sit-comtradiction
when dan rather interrupted
with the news of some corrupted
old official from the white house
who was open as a doormouse
when the cat's away from trouble
you can count on it to double
but that's just the way it crumbles
i could hear dan rather grumble
underneath his medicine breath
as he had a vision of death
underneath the wheels of amtrak,
dragged for 15 miles and then back
till his head it splits right open
on the railway ties unspoken
but he quickly gained composure
for he feared overexposure
and he recapped all the main facts,
dan would rather fight than switch trax
mmmm mmmm mmmm....

i watched your final episode. how could i ever know
that my own ratings bottomed out and it would be my own?
the guest stars came pounding at my door: fred flintstone, norman leer
and even as the laugh track swelled, the white dot disappeared.

are you bowing to an idol in the temple of your choice
bet those cathode rays go lovely with your eyes
were you late for the recital when you thought you lost your voice
cause the words you spoke you didn't recognize
they were telling you the story of a life that passed you by
and a life ahead that you will never see
for your eyes have seen the glory
and your eyes have seen the light
and your eyes have seen it all on your tv.

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from This Is Only A Test, released September 24, 2014
tommy amoeba: AAaHHhAAaHHh!!!!
bill sperry: goodtar
redbob jungkunz: drums
ray vasko: bass

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amoeba knievel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

amoeba knievel was established in y2k.
current members include:
tommy amoeba: AAaHHhAAaHHh!!!!
bill sperry: goodtar
tom snodgrass: bass
jeremy papay: drums

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