I miss all my old friends as they were before
I miss all the cities as they were before
I miss all the daytimes spent with some old friends
but I know everything must end

you live like shit and suffer for your art
is that what you call it
is that what you call it?
she said you live like shit
and suffer for your art
is that what you call it
is that what you call it?

that’s messed up
and it’s fucking depressing
how much of this must you put up with
and how times do I have to say stay away?
and how many friends must I go through
and how many lies must I put you through

you live like shit
and suffer for your art
is that what you call it
is that what you call it?
It wouldn’t be art if you didn’t starve yourself to death she said
it wouldn’t be art if you didn’t starve yourself to death she said
that’s messed up
and it’s fucking depressing
when was the last time that you’ve seen the sun
and I don’t mean at sunset
when you’re just waking up
and I don’t mean at sunrise
when you’re still up from the night before
when was the last time that you felt good
as deep as you are through hours of my time
and minutes of daylight
glimpse yourself thin pale soft and white
and sick as hell
live like shit
and suffer for your art
is that what you call it
is that what you call it she said
you live like shit
and suffer for your art
is that what you call it
is that what you call it she said
and that’s messed up
and it’s fucking depressing


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    General Commentthis reminds me of talking to friends who would go out and paint graffiti in chicago at odd hours of the night, unable to hold jobs because of their extensive criminal records. and my question would be, why? haha.
    legendarynameon October 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnother good song by The Firebird band.

    so the writer is an artist, who lives and breathes art. They knwo that everything outside of it ends anyways, they miss what used to be, but it is over. A girl tells him " you live like shit, and suffer for your art" but really, he does think of it like that, he puts all of himself into art and doesnt think of it as suffering, and doesn't really notice the way he is living.

    He doesn't want to hurt people so he tries to push them away since he is so invloved with his work.

    good, good song.
    Donielleon March 05, 2006   Link

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