You Sit There (Under Anesthesia)

Lyrics: David Crosby
Music: David Crosby

Sung by David Cosby with Jerry Garcia, Paul Kantner et al dring the PERRO sessions in 1971. It often circulates under the title "Under Anesthesia", but according to Steve Barncard the correct title is "You Sit There"

You sit there
You watch your tube
You sit there
And you drink your beer
You smile
'Cause you're under anesthesia
You sit there
But you're not here
Your brain is living in yesterday
Your soul is in last week
And I'm not even sure if you can speak

You sit there
In your armchair
You sit there
And you don't give
Your children are, children are, children are
Growing up all around you
You don't know, you don't know, you don't know
Why they're living
You're killing hundreds of men a day
Maybe more, you're not even sure
If it's a war

And you sit there
And watch your tube
You just sit there
And you're drinking all that beer
And you smile
'Cause you're under anesthesia
You sit there
But you're not really here
I don't know where you are
But you're not really here
Why don't you look around you