When I was a boy I used to ask the sky for things
I'd lay in bed reciting lines to the ceiling
I made requests as though the clouds were somehow listening
I read because somebody said it'd save me

Now I'm old and I believe only the things I see
The awful news and whatever's on the TV
The sad truth that the world is descending
If miracles exist then god is holding out on me

There is nothing waiting
There is nothing waiting
There is nothing waiting behind the clouds
Just a man pulling strings

We live in a sad world
I'm not a sad man
I'm thankful for the ones I love
My family and friends

We live in a sad world
I'm not a sad man
I'm thankful for the ones I love
My family and friends

We live in a sad world
I'm not a sad man
I'm thankful for the ones I love
My family and friends


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    My InterpretationTo me, he's saying that he sees that God doesn't exist as evidenced by the cruel world around him. Then, immediately after disputing God's existence, he seems to use God as a metaphor for the various forces of life as "Just a man pullin strings". This is pretty confusing at first. He concludes by reinforcing the fact that even though this void has opened where childhood beliefs once were, it is filled by the joys of life that come from spending time with family, friends, and the other important things in life that we all take for granted.
    specs48on December 22, 2015   Link

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