Poetic Tragedy

Album: The Used (2002)
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  • The cup is not half empty as pessimists say
    As far as he sees nothing's left in the cup
    A whole cup full of nothing for him to indulge
    Since the voice of ambition has long since been shut up

    A singer, a writer, he's not dreaming now of going nowhere
    He gave heed to nothing, and all that he was
    Is just a tragedy

    So he voyages in circles
    Succeeds getting nowhere
    And submits to the substance
    That first got him there, there, there, there

    Violent, frustration, he cries out to God or just no one
    Is there a point to this madness and all that he was
    Is just a tragedy

    He feels alone
    His heart in his hand
    He's alone
    He feels alone
    I feel

    Then on that last day he breaks
    And he stood tall
    Then he yelled, and he yelled (why world, why world, hate you, hate you, bye world)

    Violent, frustration, he cries out to God or just no one
    Is there a point to this madness and all that he was
    Is just a tragedy Writer/s: Branden Steineckert, Jeph Howard, Quinn Allman, Robert McCracken
    Publisher: SOVEREIGN MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Parker from New Jerseyi feel like this song is about bert and his mormon background especially with lines like: "in violent frustration he cries out to god or just no one." as someone who grew up in a cult (not mormonism but the jehovah witnesses) this song resonates with me. that feeling of that "god" isn't listening to you, the feeling that he isn't there. along with the feeling of there's nothing really left, which is portrayed by the breakdown in the 3rd verse: "why world, why world, hate you, hate you, bye world."
  • Jess from Brisbane, AustraliaI love The Used - their lyrics are meaningful and sung perfectly and the music itself is just pure genius.
  • Evangeline from Dallas, TxI accidentally posted the comment for this song on "On My Own"...please do read it. I think this is the most amazing song ever!!! The lyrics have strong meaning and they have actually made my life different after hearing them. The Used is THE greatest band ever and forever will be!
  • Jennifer from Lorain, OhYeah the Bert and Quinn wrote this song VERRRYYY early in the morning...
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