5000 Channels

Today I spent just breathing in

Breathing out and in again

Sometimes I put one foot beside the other

I poured my incandescent rage

Right across your Facebook page

It doesn’t look so clever now I’m sober

You know I searched the whole damn world for you

And let you slip right through my fingers


5000 channels and nothing’s on

5000 channels and nothing’s on

5000 channels and nothing’s on

Nothing’s on at all


Can’t remember when I slept

Might be Monday I forget 

I know I’ve got to get my shit together

I don’t know what I miss the most

I can’t survive on tea and toast

I sure as hell can’t operate without yer

You know I searched the whole damn world for you

And let you slip right through my fingers


5000 channels and nothing’s on

5000 channels and nothing’s on

5000 channels and nothing’s on

Nothing’s on at all


The girl on television

She got the keys to the ignition

She got the guns and ammunition and the smile

Yeah, the girl on television

She’s gonna die and then she isn’t

She’s worth the price of admission for a while


5000 channels and nothing’s on

5000 channels and nothing’s on

5000 channels and nothing’s on

Nothing’s on at all