Failure

Album: Alas, I Cannot Swim (2008)
  • He used to be a singer in a rock and roll band
    He would write the songs and I'd tremble at his hand but oh la la
    He lost my word to get the girl
    And his songs were pathetic
    And hes a failure now

    He used to be the life and soul of everyone around
    You'd never catch him looking up I'd never see him down
    But oh la la
    He couldn't raise a smile
    No not for a while
    And he's a failure now.

    Don't cry child
    You've got so much more to live for
    Don't cry child
    You've got something I would die for
    And if it comes to the rain
    Just be glad you'll smile again
    Because so many don't and so many go unnamed

    People push right pass me shouting their disclaims
    A preacher pushes me a side and asks to wash my sins I said no la la
    If he made me in his image then he's a failure too.

    I used to need a couple people keep my head down
    Now I need a whole lot more to keep me on the ground.
    But oh la la
    I gave up something and I gave it up for nothing and I'm a failure now.

    Don't cry child
    You've got so much more to live for
    Don't cry child
    You've got something I would die for
    And if it comes to the rain just be glad you'll smile again
    Because so many don't and so many go un named

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