"Over Joy" as written by Stephen Duffy and Steven Page....
Tell me the truth,
Is there nothing I can do
To escape this feeling blue
Except for leaving?
Tell me a lie
Like we're never going to die
Like we'll win with one more try
Or like I love you.

I am falling
I know you feel it
I am calling
You'd best not heed it
My depression
Has got me choosing doom and gloom
Over joy

Where did we fail?
It's not simple, there's no trail
We can't trace our steps and sail
Back where we started
You're not to blame
And it's nothing we can name
We'll just hang our heads in shame,
Broken hearted.

I am falling
I know you feel it
I am calling
You'd best not heed it
My depression
Has got me choosing doom and gloom
Over joy

I know it's hard
I know it's not fair
But things get easier
When I'm not there

I am falling
I know you feel it
I am calling
You'd best not heed it
My depression
Has got me choosing doom and gloom
Over joy


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"Over Joy" as written by Steven Page Stephen Duffy

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    General CommentAn absolutely fantastic bouncy pop song, with some soul-destroyingly dark lyrics.
    Wezzoon March 10, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about the Barenaked Ladies. It's kind of like a break up song, but there's nothing implying a romantic relationship. Page spent a lot of time unhappy in the band before he actually left, and this song is about all those signs in the relationship. Then finally, the chorus is strikingly similar to 'Call and Answer,' one of their more popular songs.

    Of course Page also wrote a lot of songs about fading romantic relationships (Break Your Heart, You'll be Waiting, Just a Toy, Told You So, Have You Seen My Love, Home, and Maybe You're Right, are just the obvious ones), so maybe it is about a girl.
    Yperiteon June 13, 2014   Link

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