From the album Olé

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Lyrics

PARDON ME FOR LIVING
(Tonio K.)

pardon me
for bein' such a disappointment
pardon me
for makin' so many mistakes
pardon me
for betrayin' your gracious employment
pardon me
i guess i just haven't got what it takes

i don't know what you want, don't know what you believe
i don't know how to act anymore
or how long i can keep juggling

can i ever possibly hope to pass inspection?
can't i just confess and be forgiven?
guilty of the grievous crime of human imperfection
pardon me
pardon me
i'm sorry

pardon me
for sayin' all things are not equal
pardon me
for claimin' something's gotta give
pardon me
but there's no point in wastin' time tryin' to round up the dealers
when some people's future's so bleak they need drugs
just to get up the courage to live

in another kingdom life is sacred, love commendable
here we bow the knee to progress
where we're all secretly expendable

can i ever possibly hope to pass inspection?
can't i just confess and be forgiven?
guilty of the grievous crime of makin' such suggestions
pardon me
pardon me
i'm really sorry

yeah i hope my congressperson can forgive me
i hope i've not offended my beloved president
but i wanna know
where is that nation under god
with liberty and justice and blah blah blah
it was a great idea on paper
but it hasn't actually happened yet

now maybe i'm a wild card
or maybe i'm a trend
maybe i'm a two hundred million headed monster
and you will hear from us again

oh can i ever possibly hope to pass inspection?
can't i just confess and be forgiven?
guilty of the grievous crime of makin' these suggestions
pardon me
pardon me
pardon me for livin'

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