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Regina Spektor - Genius next door

Some said the local lake had been enchanted
Others said it must have been the weather
The neighbours were trying to keep it quiet
But I swear that I could hear it all after
So they joke, and they nicknamed it the porridge
Cause over night that lake had turned as thick as butter

But the local kids would still go swimming -drinking
Saying that to them it doesn't matter

If you just hold in your breath
Til' you come back up in full
Holding your breath
Til' you thought it through -You fool

The genius next door was bussing tables
Wiping clean the keptchup bottle labels
Getting high on mumbling german fables
Didn't care as long as he was able
To strip his clothes off by the dumpster
At night while every one was sleeping
And wade midway into that poridge
Just him and the secret he was keeping

If you just hold in your breath
Til' you come back up in full
Hold in your breath
Til' you thought it through - You foolish child

In the morning the film crews start arriving
With donuts, coffee and reporters
The kids were waking up hangover
The neighbours are starting up their cars
The garbageman were emptying the dumpsters
Atheists were praying full of sarcasm
And the genius next door was sleeping
Dreaming that the antidote is orgasm

If you just hold in your breath
Til' you come back up in full
Hold in your breath
Til' you thought it through - You foolish child

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