You write songs for a living, it's just what you do
I write songs to keep living, without them, I'm through
You keep the royalties and I'll just keep score
Of discoveries I've made while death was at the door
I've blinded by anger and learned quite a bit
I've been crippled with despair, enough to forfeit
And I've seen joy a few times, and found where it's from
But all I feel now is pure confusion

At the bare bedrock where my feet touched ground
I couldn't feel comfort, couldn't see or hear sound
I built a shelter with ashes of hope
And tied down the tent stakes to the end of my rope
Of course when I finished, I stepped back for a look
It appears I've built hell here, in heaven's last nook
The strength that I've gathered is no currency
The merchants of this world only barter with sanity

Looks like the end is never quite here
But I've galvanized me with sorrow and fear
And now the war's over, you've thrown down your guns
Where armies once stood, there stands only one
My armor's just rusting and gathering dust
I spent my life savings on this useless crutch
My legs were just fine, just tired was all
But now that I know, I've nowhere to walk

At the bare bedrock where my feet touched ground
I couldn't feel comfort, couldn't see or hear sound
I built a shelter with ashes of hope
And tied down the tent stakes to the end of my rope
Of course when I finished, I stepped back for a look
It appears I've built hell here, in heaven's last nook
The strength that I've gathered is no currency
The merchants of this world only barter with sanity

I miss nursery rhymes
and nap times
And rides on the bus
I miss snowballs
And roll calls
And gas for a buck
I miss recess
And lunchtime
I miss walking home
I miss movies
And doobies
And drinking Patron
I miss boyscouts
And cartoons
And skating all day
I miss the good times
When all we
Could do was go play
I miss sleeping
And laughing
And getting new shoes
I miss Clinton
And Jesus
But most of all
I miss you


Lyrics submitted by a_melancholy_soul

(The Story Of How I Had It Good And F*cked It All Up By Getting Involved With) Wine, Women, & Song song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how you brace yourself against the forces that try to destroy you. I'm not sure, maybe it is a percieved evil for me. If it is, all of the things I've learned to value through adversity are wrong. I just wish I could go back to when it was simple.
    a_melancholy_soulon January 14, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain