"Desperation Made a Fool of Me" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/kildea....
I'm sick, and I've felt this way for some time now
I'm so fed up with the daily grind
I'm trying to find relief
If you feel this way then clap your hands
Ever thought this was a backward land?
What is making people mean?
A bad scene

Now that I've got my motives straight and I am thinking clearly
I'll sneak up to your window with my senses open wide

I'm tired, on my shoulders weighing heavily
Is the full responsibility for your troubles and your charms
Your betrayal goes around with me
Like the sword in some old tragedy
It is sticking in my back
People laugh

Now that I've got my motives straight and I am thinking clearly
I'll sneak up to your window with my senses open wide

I never really thought it would be like this
I know it's kind of hard but I'm glad that it is
I'm glad

Now that I've got my motives straight and I am thinking clearly
I'll sneak up to your window with my senses open wide

I never really thought it would be like this
I know it's kind of hard but I'm glad that it is
I'm glad


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    General CommentEgh. About how he's tired of the people around him, his daily life, any imperfections that he's had enough of. He wonders if anyone else feels the same as him. He hates the fact that he feels responsible for how others act. He also hates how the wrong that others do to him, and their thoughts about him affects him so much.
    But now that he's decided that he doesn't need to fit in with those around him (whom he despises) to be happy, he can go to his love, the one who makes him feel like he doesn't have to conform like everyone else, but be completely himself around, even though it's hard to remember to always do that.
    He never thought he could care so little of others' opinions, and likes how freeing it feels.
    His desperation to have others' approval is no longer making a fool of him?

    Iunno, I bet that was all wrong.
    Brighterrron June 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI CAN NOT BELIEVE no one has commented on this song. It is absolutely beautiful. The lyrics kind of speak for themselves

    I never really thought it would be like this
    I know it's kind of hard but I'm glad that it is

    .... the perfect cunnundrum in life and love
    maud*on November 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe suffering/happiness interfolly matrix
    suclid003on March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEgh. About how he's tired of the people around him, his daily life, any imperfections that he's had enough of. He wonders if anyone else feels the same as him. He hates the fact that he feels responsible for how others act. He also hates how the wrong that others do to him, and their thoughts about him affects him so much.
    But now that he's decided that he doesn't need to fit in with those around him (whom he despises) to be happy, he can go to his love, the one who makes him feel like he doesn't have to conform like everyone else, but be completely himself around, even though it's hard to remember to always do that.
    He never thought he could care so little of others' opinions, and likes how freeing it feels.
    His desperation to have others' approval is no longer making a fool of him?

    Iunno, I bet that was all wrong.
    Brighterrron June 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you're right, Brighterrr, and I also think this song is about someone whose head came unscrewed, who left their love and imagined that life would be easier, but it was so damn hard to live with just themselves, and also watch other people being crazy, too, that it screwed their head on straight, and they were glad for the hardship because it gave them a change they probably wouldn't have had without the separation. Now they realize they're ready to love that much better.

    However, that's what I think all songs are about these days.
    sweetadeleiiineon July 28, 2010   Link

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