"Cheaper Than Therapy" as written by and Zachary David Schwartz....
just back from a weekend of luxury
you get so weightless
in personal hell
sad eyed, your're looking up to me
some chinese chasers
for your terminal health
you'd say I'm out of my head
but really I'm the only one who's bounced back

you know the odds of recovery
from ballroom days
and walks through the park
I'd be pin-striped and handsome
if you'd stay for a while with me
before the mail comes
before im alone
you'd say I'm out of my head
but really I'm the only one who's bounced back
the music and wine
is cheaper than therapy

get off on the digital high tonight
I'd spy an oyster
and you'd spy a whale
I wish I was too young
to taste the time tripped over
and over again
you'd say I'm out of my head
but really I'm the only one who's bounced back
the music and wine
is cheaper than therapy



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    General Commentthis song hits me hard.
    jpluna_02on October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHAHAHAHAHA. I love the concept, I don't like the sound of this song though, for some reason. :S
    Technophobiaon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like this song a lot... but yea there is a part of the song I don't like the sound of. Like it doesn't belong, for me anyway...
    ilisajasmineon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on the album. the music that i want *is* cheaper than therapy. i can't really relate to the rest of the lyrics. the music is beautiful. i don't feel any part doesn't belong.
    Arcadiaon February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI feel like he's maybe addressing a girl who he loves who has had some sort of serious emotional problems (suicide, abuse, death of a close one, drugs, who knows) and she has taken the typical course of rehab, so she's back from some fancy rehab place that makes it seem like a vacation (based on "personal hell," "sad eyes," and "terminal health")

    it seems like he doubts that this way of recovery will work, he's advocating a more natural way, which for him is through song

    maybe whatever is upsetting her was something that both of them had to go through, but he's handling it better since he says "you'd say I'm out of my head
    but really I'm the only one who's bounced back"

    it's kind of a resigned, bittersweet song
    neilschmeilon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti always hear "music and wine is cheaper than therapy"
    ?
    Wearesobeyondthison July 14, 2009   Link

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