The Life and Times (Of a Man Called Depression)

Album: Encore (2019)
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  • The truth is it was hate at first sight
    Staring down the barrel of a man with no real opinions
    But with charm oozing from every pore
    Just watch him glide across the floor
    Does he turn left, will he turn right?
    Checks himself in the mirror at least a thousand times a day
    It's where truth collides with fiction
    He stands before him, the last remaining Gin King of England
    Fearless, ruthless, cheerless, clueless
    But looking like a million dollars (Wow)
    The emperor has got new clothes

    He stands accused of being socially inept
    Some say rude, aloof, devoid of any real truth
    He lives in a world of self-doubt, self-pity, self-loathing, self-harm
    The voices inside his head are playing Chinese whispers
    As all around him play hide-and-seek
    But don't ask him to put a smile on that face or to cheer up
    Don't tell him it might never happen, because you know what?
    It probably already did
    Maybe show him some understanding
    Give him time, let him breathe, let him live, yeah
    The emperor has got new clothes

    Guess what?
    The world ended yesterday
    Today is just an action replay
    And Hell is wherever Heaven is not
    So here I stand, the well informed optimist
    Who refuses to turn on, tune in, and drop out
    I refuse to lose control
    I refuse to let it wash all over me
    I refuse to succumb to what your vision of happy should look like
    Because it certainly doesn't look like you
    And when the sign says stop, that's when I'll go
    Like a clean, mean, medicated, fighting machine
    Who's all dressed up and ready to disco
    The emperor has got new clothes Writer/s: Horace Panter, Lynval Golding, Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Terry Hall
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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