The Streets
Alleged Legends
[Verse 1: Mike Skinner]
Some people live their lives by a little red book
That points the right line out and guides them good
They never really mimic every word by eye
'Cause if they did, they'd be in a whole world of strife
The book's quite old school, back then it was tough
It contains some quite experimental justice
The thinking people are thinking that without this book
That without these verses, we'd pillage and murder, but
Following this red book word for word
Leads you to actually pillage and murder
Could it be so what we think to be right
Is simply the opinion that survived?

[Chorus: Nick Shirm & Mike Skinner]
Do what you think's right
And you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad, you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

[Verse 2: Mike Skinner]
There's a bloke in the book who made everything
He knows every individual and every trick in them
Way above emotion, never getting stressed
But when men choose against him, gets jealous
People fight for him in crippling wars
But since he has the power of infinite awe
And we're merely itching on futility's floors
Should we really be needing to a**ist him at all?
If he loves us all, knowing all we think
Should he only like people with faith in him?
Given I can't control what I truly believe
Can I be forgiven for only believing who I see?

[Chorus: Nick Shirm & Mike Skinner]
Do what you think's right
And you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad, you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by
Do what you think's right
And you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad, you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

[Verse 3: Mike Skinner]
Could it be time to avoid this bush?
So we wouldn't be blind when joining up coulds?
Could we see both sides of the coin for the good?
Breed less strife on our voyage for good?
Getting threatened by men with questions
We'll never get anywhere rejecting evidence
Could we test everything instead of betting
On alleged legends?
If we teach that it's right to blindly believe
If we reach to the sky to define our meaning
We'll not agree what's right
We'll keep driving people to fight with people
[Chorus: Nick Shirm & Mike Skinner]
Do what you think's right
And you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad, you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by