Yeah, well there is a shady existence and both you and I are living in it.
There's a price that we pay to just get paid,
It's a subtle toll creeping on me everyday.
So with some apprehension, I comply and realize
That it'd be better to die than waste my time trying to implement change.

Now with not much distance there is little resistance to turn 20 in weeks,
20 owing money to a university that's doing nothing but putting me to sleep.
So I just sleep for days till I wake up with my head in a total haze.
It's not a way of life but it sure is safe.
Safer than facing the day just to see the reality of the air I used to breathe,
but not now I wheeze and heave on air that's no less clean.

Still, there's a life I have and keep on pushing on.
Convinced there might be something in these songs.
No it's nothing commercial, nothing political.
It's barely contrived, no it's me telling some kid through a microphone
he might be fucked in the head but he's not alone.

"Oh, we've gotta take this slow," I was singing alone, I was singing these songs.
Oh won't you take me home?
I'm just seeing stars, I'm just singing those songs.


Lyrics submitted by goldwaite

Shady Existence song meanings
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