Pattern of survival
She wrote the story and she mailed it to the editor She delivered it herself and approved its publication. Now she Runs to the bookstore and points her finger to the copy Of her book in the window, but she knows That she's the only one who can see it It does exist For you at least It's what you feel That makes it real This is just another pattern A pattern of survival Just another crazy pattern A pattern of survival He spends his days and nights accumulating knowledge Which he loves to share with the many friends he's got When he saw the freak on that video of him, He realized that nobody ever could Have understood one word he had spoken If you exist For you at least It's what you feel That makes you real
"Pattern for survival" is a short story written by Richard Matheson, first published in 1955. The first verse of this song is inspired by this fascinating story.