"A Song For The Optimists" as written by Daniel Jacobs, Travis Miguel, Brandon Saller, Ektor Varkatzas and Marc Mcknight....
Blow the last candle out. Let the wax harden
I wish I could stop crying. And I wish that someone still loved me [x2]
Just breathe and focus. How can I when the air is so cold and empty,
That my lungs froze right in my chest.
I'll be honest the silver linings are getting harder and harder to manufacture
And the smiles are so difficult to fake. [x2]
What do I have to do, or who do I have to kill, to get what I want. What I need [x2]
Happiness is an emotion I was born to this world without,
nothing pleases me. And i can never be satiated.
Through this toil I will breed my own distress and destroy my best hopes,
fuck up the only things that I love.
I watched my aspirations crashing to the ground, on the backs of the angels that I've slain.
But I meant so well, I tried so hard, gave everyting in my soul, to what end, to what end
Desolation, desire, exhale, pass away. [x3]

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"A Song for the Optimists" as written by Daniel Jacobs Brandon Saller

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    General Commentshall i also type here what Alex says about THIS song? haha sure why not. i'm bored anyway.

    "To me this song is about desperation at its most romantic. It's about wanting to have those 'special' moments with someone who isn't interested. When I wrote this it felt like no one loved me back the way I needed it, and every ounce of heartache I had meant nothing to anyone. Everyday was spent under a dark cloud of longing and desire. It really felt like any smile I managed was a lie and a fake, and all I wanted was for someone to love me and hold me and understand me without having to say anything. Sometimes I convinced myself that I had destroyed any good or pure thing that was in my life, and I had brought this upon myself. I just wanted some idea of where to go from there. What is there to look forward to when you can't get out of bed? (To what end?)"
    musickid07on November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe must have had his heart really broken so many god damn times, because all of the songs have so much anger from loss in them. I still cant get over how powerful all of their lyrics can be, and how great they sound. Atreyu are one of the best.
    xXx(Jodi)xXxon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat is he saying when he is whispering in this song??

    and this song really rocks.
    emo-hardcoreon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dunno about what the song means to me, but damn atreyu rocks my socks off
    jsaysoi12341234on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so efing awesome...atreyu is the shit BIA BIA ;) (only vegas kids would understand)
    xAxSILENCExFELLxon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fucking song... when I listen to it and listen to the words, i feel like I could have fucking wrote this song...if i had some talent...but anyways, Atreyu are amazing and this song is just.... phenominal
    teenagefuckupon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah I think this song is amazing. I can't wait to see them live in concert. It should be badass. This is my favorite Atreyu song to be honest. The lyrics are incredible.
    Kabooks1212on October 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI saw them with CKY holy shit wut a great way to open a show. The came on second and during the first band, Memento, we were chanting C-K-Y the whole time trying to get them to leave. But when atreyu was on the whole place went nuts. By far the best band Ive ever seen open and I will def see them again. Even my friend who listens to shit like New Found Glory thought they were friggin awesome.
    shokknterroron March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpowerful is an understatmement lol, they.. are.. there ar eno words :P
    dougieon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentok.. this may not be accurate. but i think he says:

    stop. look around. what do you see? rebuild renew.. everythings so beautiful, if we just take the time......
    xXx(Jodi)xXxon April 14, 2003   Link

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