I was born -- I hate this part
Being someone new
Being torn -- seeing someone who died
As you grew
Growing older is killing a child
Who laughed and smiled
At anything
Growing colder and less and less wild
And learning to say

I was young -- then not so young
Scary either way
One more rung down that black ladder
Every day
One more floor
Down the elevator
To oblivion -- what fun

But the singularly awful one
Is being born


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    General CommentWell, I think this song speaks for itself. I always imagine a sulky baby singing this oddly enough.
    Tack-o-Ramaon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about life, it's just as he says, the worse bit was ever being born, because then he wouldn't have had to have faced growing older and facing all the crap that grinds you down - i.e. other people. Either watching the people you care for grow old and die or just the rest of the world who are a bunch of bastards.

    "I wish I'd never been born" just said in a rather more downbeat, wornout way.
    xdvron August 02, 2007   Link

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