Hey Cleveland, thanks for everything
Your gray skies always seem to comfort me
And they tell me "son, get out while you still can!
This place will swallow you whole, it's time to be a man"…but I can't.
Cause I'm still learning about what it means to be
More than an adolescent skeptic with a loose grip on reality
So for now I'll take my chances, disregarding circumstances
One more kiss and one more dance – it's never what it seems.

YEAHHHH you're nothing but contrived
No matter what you try, we'll take all our frustrations out on you
You think you've got it all,
But you've got it all wrong.
You might be laughing now
But we'll see who's laughing when the deal goes down.

VERSE 2:
I know this story like the back of my hand
I wasted too much time with fair-weather friends
Those manic ups and those horrible downs
Before I knew it I had run myself aground
So I'll never forget all the time I spent
Just searching for a means to my lethargic end
Half a year in a sea of emotion, half a year of cerebral corrosion
But her love isn't fake; she cures all my aches
She is the future and she keeps me awake.

YEAHHHH you're nothing but contrived
No matter what you try, we'll take all our frustrations out on you
You think you've got it all,
But you've got it all wrong.
You might be laughing now
But we'll see who's laughing when the deal goes down.

God save me, but we all still make mistakes
And I'm no longer feeling trapped by these Great Lakes
You know I wanted to be anything but what I already was.
She told me "what they say don't matter" but I promised her it does.
And those words still sting, but to a trivial extent.
I think about how fast those dark clouds came and went.
She says "know what you love and love what you know"
I guess the hardest part is finally letting go.


Lyrics submitted by Lulzkiller

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