"Elegy" as written by and Howard Jones....
Please don't look at me this way
I am from the same seed as you
Take me back to the womb
I am weary of this life

Don't believe in my eyes
Don't believe in my mind
Don't believe in right or wrong
Don't believe in cruel or kind

But all this talk is only poetry
Only as true as we would believe
We must live to fight the negative
Not to court the self in defeat oh oh oh oh
In defeat oh oh oh oh

Oh the pain of life is sweet
Is it wrong to long for death?
Must I cling to the thrills of life
Ash to ash and dust to dust

But all this talk is only poetry
Only as true as we would believe
We must live to fight the negative
Not court the self in defeat oh oh oh oh
In defeat oh oh oh oh

You have looked at me this way
We are all from the same seed
Take us forward through the tomb
There's no finish to a life



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    General CommentI love this song. It's about the battle with depression. Not talking your rainy day run of the mill depression but serious, down in a hole, can't see out of, depression, and how we should deal with it. There's almost a "pull yourself, literally, out of the hole and realize that whatever it is that's bothering you, you can overcome. Whenever you start letting the soundtrack of negativity continue digging its grooves into your brain, stop! Tell yourself something else. These 2 lines really say it all:

    We must live to fight the negative
    Not court the self in defeat
    Thebloodlettingon April 09, 2015   Link

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