Clever Trick

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"Clever Trick"
Clever Trick cover
Single by Jason Cropper
Released June 21, 2021
Format digital
Length 4:38
Label High 4 Recordings
Writer(s) Jason Cropper
Status Officially released

"Clever Trick" is a song written by Jason Cropper released on June 21, 2021.

Overview

A short snippet of "Clever Trick" was played on Episode #21 of the Weezer-themed podcast We'z Talkin' Weez' 2 Thee, on which Cropper was a featured guest. Commenting on the creation of the song, Cropper said that the song was influenced by the psychedelic rock of the 70s (citing the bands Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers, and Jimi Hendrix, specifically) Of the lyrics, Cropper said that some of it originated from yoga chanting manuals translated from Sanskrit into English, adding "Because my parents were hippies and raised me that way".

Jason Cropper performed the song live for the first time during a "Golden Hour" stream on YouTube and Instagram on October 22, 2020[1].

Clever Trick was released as the fourth single for Cropper's forthcoming album on June 21, 2021.

Lyrics

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Void, sound, light
Welcome to the simulation, all right
Faith, hope, love
DNA is the message from above

Give up yourself
Obtain your only truth
What other clever trick is any use?

Sun, moon, stars
We drive fancy motorcars, all right
Love, joy, bliss
?? truth is a sunny day in your kiss

Give up yourself
Obtain your only truth
What other clever trick is any use?

All our days are numbered ??
All time kingdom come
Shadows dance with light
And you're the moon inside my sun

Give up yourself
Obtain your only truth
What other clever trick is any use?

Pride, greed, lust
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, all right
In your heart
There's a little child who just makes art

See also