Yes it's true that I once went through life
As the guy who always had to rhyme life with strife
Yes I've been burned and I've been spurned
And through it all, yes I have learned
That love is not about whether you get stabbed
But how slow the knife gets turned

But my friends, I've found an animal who doesn't feel this pain
And my life is so much better now that I can feel the same

Because you can't hate the night
If you've lived your whole life without light
And you can't hate the dish
If you've only ever eaten fish
And you can't feel alone if it's all you've ever known

Yeah the deep sea Anglerfish has no reason to be happy
But it has no frikkin idea what else to be

The deep sea dwelling Anglerfish never has to find a mate
They are always there together when it's time to procreate
See, one dark night a young male bites the female on her side
And then slowly he becomes a sperm producing parasite

And if we can say he lives at all, he lives until she dies
And until that day, he literally never leaves her side

Yeah you can't hate the night
If you've lived your whole life without light
And you can't hate the dish
If you've only ever eaten fish
And you can't feel alone if it's all you've ever known

Yeah, the deep sea Anglerfish has no reason to be happy
But it has no frikkin idea what else to be

For years this rule has kept me out of hopeless despair
You simply do not feel what is always there
I ask my brain to entertain that pain is the same
That if I feel it all the time, can you really call it pain?

I don't have any friends, and I don't have any hair
But neither does the Anglerfish, and she doesn't care

Because you can't hate the night
If you've lived your whole life without light
And you can't hate the dish
If you've only ever eaten fish
And you can't feel alone if it's all you've ever known

Yeah, the deep sea Anglerfish has no reason to be happy
But she has no frikkin idea what else to be


Lyrics submitted by aliciamarie2007

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