Jeffery Lewis

Project 01 : Musician 12
New York, New York

Ultimate Treasure

Some things just get harder to choose
The more you wait
The more you don’t want to lose
One morning it appears without warning
One day you’re painted into the corner
Luck circles in a series of lapses
Cash out before the cycle collapses
But I can’t move because I’m afraid of the fire
I can’t decide to cut the red or black wire

I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure
I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure
I keep dreaming at the galaxy’s edge and
I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure

I can’t think because the memories hate me
I can’t move because it’s gonna checkmate me
Happy families put their funeral suits on
But they’ll barely missed the kids
Who died with their boots on
No halls of fame would have them inducted
The fond memories are falsely constructed
Of bleached bodies on the legacy trail
By new explorers packing up to set sail

I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure
I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure
They keep dreaming at the galaxy’s edge and
They’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure

Can you be happy in the criminal section
It all looks better from the other direction
Who do you tell if you get lost on a detour
They all yell, “What are you looking at me for?”
I always wondered what when on in the backroom
I always felt I was trapped in a vacuum
It hurts to think you’re just chasing a dragon
But not as much as when it’s left to imagine
The sun’s setting and the shadows are lurking
The flights boarding and the pills aren’t working
I can’t tell if it’s a death or a door
I can’t battle with my thoughts anymore

I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure
I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure
I keep dreaming at the galaxy’s edge and
I’ve gone digging for the ultimate treasure