Well look at you
Hands full of money you always wanted to have
Saying sweet life is a downright drag
Down to the very last seed in the bag
As if it's never gonna end
And the scene is through
Summer slipped under in this neighborhood
I'd like to hold onto you if I could
But now I'm gonna have to let you go for good
My disenchanted friend

They say that character you play is rising fast
So you get drunk, make a half-second jump
And experience it as the past
But this is it, the closer you get
The deeper you go, the tighter the net looks to me

Do you enjoy the view
They say it makes you dizzy your first time up there
Till you get used to breathing rarefied air
Auditioning for the part of Mr. Despair
Well I know him personally
And this hotel's a zoo
You gotta be some creature to get a room in here
You can live like a king on a throne of tears
It's a mighty long way from the innocent years
And it waits inevitably

They say that character you play is rising fast
So you get drunk, make a half-second jump
And experience it as the past
But this is it, the closer you get
The deeper you go, the tighter the net looks to me

And I'm asking you
If you think that success is its own reward
Now then go and see what your persistence has scored
The voice is a'calling and it can't be ignored
You might be underground but you're overinsured
You used to be unknown now you're mapped and explored
You like to be untouched now you're handled and pawed
And it's never gonna end

They say that character you play is rising fast
So you get drunk, take a half-second jump
And experience it as the past
But this is it, the closer you get
The deeper you go, the tighter the net looks to me


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    General CommentI'm surprised that nobody has commented on this song so far. Although it's little known, it's truly one of their best songs. In fact, this quote really encapsulates its meaning: ""People spend a lifetime searching for happiness, looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.""

    The protagonist in this song is a rich rock star who thought that money, fame, and admiration would bring him fulfillment in life...And yet he's still unhappy. But the truth is that happiness is not something that you can get from outside of yourself, not even through personal success.....It has to come from YOU.
    Sozlukon January 01, 2013   Link

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