Scattered shadows on a wall, you watch the long light fall
Some impressions stay and some will fade
Tattered shoes outside your door, clothes all on the floor
Your life feels like the morning after all year long.

Every day it starts again
You cannot say if you’re happy
You keep trying to be
Try harder, maybe this is not your year.

Movies, TV screens reflect just what you expected
There’s a world of shiny people somewhere else
Out there following their bliss
living easy, getting kissed
while you wonder what else you’re doing wrong

Breathe through it, write a list of desires
Make a toast, make a wish, slash some tires
Paint a heart repeating, beating
“don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up.”


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    General CommentThis is pretty much the story of my life.
    tailspinoutyournameon February 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy sister told me to read the lyrics and listen to this song. This was NOT my year.
    I really relate to the lines"
    "Movies, TV screens reflect just what you expected....while you wonder what else you're doing wrong."

    It's just nice to hear a song I can relate to so much. Everyone has those feelings sometimes. It's nice to know it's not just me having a miserable time lately.
    latemornings3on January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI went through a rough period this year when all that I wanted was to be accepted and loved. This song basically sums up how i felt.

    "There’s a world of shiny people somewhere else
    Out there following their bliss
    living easy, getting kissed
    while you wonder what else you’re doing wrong..."
    kroggythefroggyon July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song and I know exactly what it's talking about.
    p3fan27on October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it just my browser or are the lyrics posted here missing the chorus?
    jfumanon July 17, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song (like almost any song I know by The Weepies).
    To me it is about trying so hard, but never being able to be the person you want to be, to be happy. You feel that whatever you do, it's never right and you'll never be able to achieve your goals. And it just goes on and on..
    But it also gives hope, saying it is just "not your year", but that it'll pass and you just have to keep on trying, "don't give up".
    I love the line "your life feels like the morning after, all year long". Everyone has their moments of feeling very sad, waking up and thinking "What did I do wrong?", but for some those moments last very long.
    brainisinthedirton November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Every day it starts again,
    And you can not say if you're happy,
    You keep trying to be,
    Try harder, maybe, maybe..."

    Boy, if there were a set song lyrics to summarize my life it'd be this part and pretty much this whole song.
    tjhoc12288on May 15, 2015   Link

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