"True Happiness This Way Lies" as written by and Johnson....
And have you ever wanted something so badly
That it possessed your body & your soul
Through the night & through the day
Until you finally get it!
And then you realize that it wasn't what you wanted after all.
And then those selfsame sickly little thoughts
Now go & attach themselves to something....
....or somebody....new!
And the whole goddamn thing starts all over again.
Well, I've been crushing the symptoms but I can't locate the
Could God really be so cruel?
To give us feelings that could never be fulfilled. Baby!
I've got my sights set on you. I've got my sight set on you
And someday, someday, someday, you'll come my way.
But when you put your arms around me
I'll be looking over your shoulder for something new
'cause I ain't ever found peace upon the breast of a girl
I ain't ever found peace with the religion of the world
I ain't ever found peace at the bottom of a glass
Sometimes it seems the more I ask for the less I receive
Sometimes it seems the more I ask for the less I receive
The only true freedom is freedom from the heart's desires
& the only true happiness....this way lies.

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    General CommentThis song is off-the-charts fantastic. The very beginning is a bit odd, but the lyrics are about as profound as they get. The music is great, and Matt Johnson sure sings this one like he means it. Wow. There isn't much to interpret, just the essence of man laid bare.
    resonatoron May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentExcellent tune. In fact, the whole Dusk album is a classic.
    NJJon June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA great start to one of the most underrated albums ever.
    I love the preacher opening section - it's brilliant.

    Matt, once again, nails some more of the human condition down for the rest of us to go "Oh yeah... duh."
    xdvron March 03, 2008   Link

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