"Just a Thought" as written by and Thomas Decarlo/burton Callaway....
All I want is your understanding,
As in the small act of affection
Why is this my life?
Is almost everybody's question

And I've tried,
Everything but suicide,
But it's crossed my mind

I prefer peace,
Wouldn't have to have one worldy possesion,
But essentially I'm an animal,
So just what do I do with all the aggresion?

Well I've tried,
Everything but suicide,
But it's crossed my mind

Life is a one way street and,
If you could paint it,
I'd draw myself going in the right direction,
So I go all the way,
Like I really, really know but the truth is,
I'm only guessing

And I've tried,
Everything but suicide,
Ooh but it's crossed my mind

Just a thought

It's even dark in the day time,
It's not just good, it's great depression
When I was lost I even found myself,
Looking in the gun's direction

And so I've tried
Everything but suicide
But yes, it's crossed my mind

But I'm fine


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"Just a Thought" as written by Kevin James Peek Brian Joseph Burton

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  • +3
    General CommentI heard this song for the first time this morning driving to work
    It's pretty powerful.

    These lines
    Life is a one way street aint it? If you could paint it, I would draw myself going in the right direction.

    pure poetry
    xinniefulon May 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWow, having been there, this song hits you right in the gut. Great song.
    Themactatoron May 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA lot of his songs seem to suggest some kind of mental unbalance. This is one of them.
    It’s a good song. I like it. It just hit me that Crazy, Smiley Faces and Just a thought all have hints of madness in them.
    Tyler2004durdenon May 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song, the drums and lyrics are amazing! what a poet he is
    abeloneon August 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is really good. my sister and her friends had to dance to this in their little dance show and their dance made this song sound really good. i like the drums especially(:

    i've felt like this before but i think everybody should've once or so, cos if you havent i dont think you've made any progress in your life. if that sounds mean im sorry but thats what i think
    andheartsandion April 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely my favorite song from St. Elsewhere. Our society places a great stigma on not only the act of suicide but also the mere mention of it as well. But the fact is you don’t have to be mentally unbalanced or have any kind of psychological disorder to think about it. I’d be willing to bet that 98% of perfectly healthy, fully functioning people have thought about it at least once in their lifetime. At the end of the day, it’s just a thought.
    om3gaon June 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst I want too create Ceelo's phrase, the one quote that I will remember... maybe forever... "This is normal people music"

    This song is simply about life, nothing complicated at all. In our daily lives, we lie, creating beautiful partialistic (my word) stories where the main character (who happens to be you) is for "good" and against "bad". This is us.
    Wes Gilon March 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm I wonder what part of the references to being lost, putting a gun to his head, being dark in the daytime, "great depression", trying everything except for suicide to cure his depression and even then it's crossing his mind. I wonder what part of this is considered mild depresion? The just a thought part is him trying to shrug it off and make it seem less significant than it really is. The "but i'm fine" part doesn't sound too convincing and is probably meant to sound like that.

    I think the guy can't connect to society and adopt it's superficial ways. This leaves him seeking answers in the wrong way and mentally unstable.
    Gezza4410on March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It’s even dark in the daytime, it’s not just good it’s great confession." should be "It’s even dark in the daytime, it’s not just good it’s great DEPRESSION."

    That's my favorite line, always makes me laugh. This is obvioulsy just about someone hitting rock-bottom.
    SphagnumEsplanadeon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah sorry bout that, Changed it now!
    way_2_nangon July 09, 2006   Link

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