Closer to Fine

Closer to Fine

by the Indigo Girls

I'm trying to tell you something 'bout my life
Maybe give me insight between black and white
And the best thing you ever done for me
Is to help me take my life less seriously, it's only life after all.
Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable
And lightness has a call that's hard to hear
I wrapped my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it
I'm crawling on your shore.

Chorus:
I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains.
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line.
And the less I seek my source for something definitive
The closer I am to fine.

I went to see the Doctor of Philosophy
With a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knee
He never did marry
Or see a B-grade movie
He graded my performance
He said he could see through me.
I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind
Got my paper, and I was free.

[Chorus]

I stopped by the bar at 3 A.M.
To seek solace in a bottle or possibly a friend
And I woke up with a headache like my head against a board
Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before
And I went in seeking clarity.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains,
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains;
We go to the doctor, we go to the mountains,
We look to the children, we drink from the fountains;
Yeah, we go to the Bible, we go through the workout,
We read up on revival, we stand up for the lookout.
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line.
The less I seek my source for something definitive
The closer I am to fine.