Heart of the Matter

Album: Anthems for Doomed Youth (2015)
  • No one can hold a light to your misery
    You're number one
    Being hard done
    Hard done by
    You'll get by with your smile
    Wicked smile and laughing at the misfortune of others
    Yelling at your kids
    A can of bricks
    Laughing as they pick up sticks
    And old ladies walks on by
    Trip up as they cry

    With all the battering it's taken
    I'm surprised it's still ticking
    Yeah, with all the battering it's taken
    I'm surprised it's still ticking
    Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
    So glum, it's all on a platter
    So what's the matter, what's the matter today?

    I am no stranger to the cause
    I carry them in my soul
    They scorch my flesh and leave great holes
    In the meaning of my life
    But I get by, I get by
    Just as crooked little smile
    You'll get by, you'll get by

    With all the battering it's taken
    Well, I'm surprised it's still ticking
    Yeah, with all the battering it has taken
    I'm surprised it's still ticking
    Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
    So glum, it's all on a platter
    So what's the matter, what's the matter today?
    Oh, let's get straight to the heart of the matter
    Why so glum, it's all on the platter
    So what's the matter, tell me what's the matter today?

    So hold a light to my misery
    But don't send it up in flames
    It's only I who take the blame
    But try me anyway
    And you'll get by, you'll get by
    With your wicked little smile
    You'll get by, you'll get by with your wicked little

    Oh

    With the battering it's taken
    I'm surprised that it's still ticking
    Yeah, with all the battering it's taken
    I'm surprised it's still ticking
    Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
    Oh, why so glum, it's all on a platter
    Oh, what's the matter, what's the matter today?
    Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
    Why so glum, it's all on a platter
    Oh, what's the matter, is the glum ruining your day?
    Straight to the heart of the matter
    Why so glum, it's all on a platter
    Oh what's the matter, what's the matter today?
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