I don't know how people can survive
Sometimes this life will just pass you by
The things I think, and sometimes say
Label me as a renagade
And though it's true, I don't mind
It wears on me, all the time
Forgive me if I just don't care
Who I am or what I'm doing here, hey
Who I am or what I'm doing here
Who I am or what I'm doing here
Who I am or what I'm doing here

Please don't tell me how I should live
A shit, my friend, I could not give
I guess I'll buy a sailboat
And sail away to a land where there's hope
Like Mexico, or the Hawaiian Isles
Where the people are kind and the weather is mild
Bermuda or some far-off sea
My lawn is blue, and as deep as deep could be
Deep as deep could be
Deep as deep could be
Deep as deep could be

Why don't you let go of your dreams?
Why you always gotta make a scene?
Why can't you just face the facts?
You know in your heart that she's never coming back
Why can't you just knuckle down?
Get a job, a life, and get outta this town
Why you always gotta act so smart?
I say "Baby, why you asking me?
I just play my guitar"

This question why, it troubles me
I don't care why, I just wanna be free
Forget about Y, X, & Z
Get some R&R, just U and I and the C
You and I and the sea
You and I and the sea
You and I and the sea

Why, oh, why
Let go of your dreams
Why, oh, why
Don't make a scene
Why, oh, why
Just face the facts
Why, oh, why
Did she never come back?
Y O Y
Just knuckle down
Y O Y
Get outta this town
Y O Y
Did I think I'd get far?
Baby why you asking me?
I just play my guitar
I just play my guitar
I just play my guitar
I knew I'd never really get too far
Just playin' this damn guitar
I just play my damn guitar
I just play my damn guitar
Maybe I'll get hit by a car


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    General CommentI don't write a lot of slow songs, but this one's slow cause it's mellow, and cause that's the way I like my world. That's exactly what this is about. The world is too fast paced and demanding nowadays. I'm just gonna buy a sailboat and move to Brazil.
    a_melancholy_soulon September 29, 2007   Link

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