hang around
you hang around
like a city full of setting suns
and here's to your health
then drown yourselves
to render the disappointment stunned
and the city sleeps
while others creep
trying to shake the night's mistakes
unlike every face
caught in the race
i am not ashamed

'cause in the back of my mind
is a feeling so glad
there is a stillness
untouched by human hands
and a voice that sighs
"oh, you won't get out
of this world alive
no matter how hard you try
try, try"

(no matter how hard you try
no matter how hard you try)

can't sleep
oh i can't sleep
so i send a message down the wires
as the hurt spins and the air begins
my thoughts will secretly conspire
to find the way to change my days
to find the bit of higher ground
unlike every day
that falls away
i will face the sun

'cause in the back of my mind
is a feeling so glad
there is a stillness
untouched by human hands
and a voice that sighs
"oh, you won't get out
of this world alive
no matter how hard you try
try, try"

(no matter how hard you try
no matter how hard you try
no matter how hard you try)

no, you won't get out of this world alive
(no matter how hard you try)
no, you won't get out of this world alive
(no matter how hard you try)
no, you won't get out of this world alive
(no matter how hard you try)
no, you won't get out of this world alive


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    General Commentwow... :/ fucking SAD.
    Technophobiaon July 15, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi don't think this song is sad at all, it's HOPEFUL.

    so many of us are deeply grieved by the pains and evils of the world, and this song is saying "look, someday you'll be free." your life on this planet, this plane of existence, WILL END (="no matter how hard you try, you'll never get out of this world alive") the world is the physical plane. this song presents a notion that the afterlife is something of beauty, peace, and serenity, and not to be feared. that's my take anyway.
    jewdifulon February 23, 2011   Link

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