I need your attention
And not your intentions, now
It's almost 10 in the morning
Your mind is still soaring now
And I know you're on
I know you're strong

I pushed back the pressure
And savor the treasure, now
I almost muddied the water
I made sure I caught her right
When I knew you're on
And I know you're strong

And it's so hard to see you're staring right past me
When you're struggling through the happiest of days
And what you're feeling now just seems so wrong, somehow
Still, we're struggling through the happiest of days, you'll say

And I didn't see it like the rest of us
Having to keep things to myself
And every day there's something pulling me again
But I'm understanding, it's clear

Well, if keeps you from crying
And brings you back trying, now
I shudder to mention
Let's bury the tension, now
And I know you're strong
And I know you're on

And it's so hard to see you're staring right past me
While you're struggling through the happiest of days
And what you're feeling now seems so wrong, somehow
Still, we're struggling through the happiest of days
And it's so hard to see you're staring right past me
(I want it back here, I want it back here)
While you're struggling through the happiest of days
And what you're feeling now seems so wrong, somehow
(I want it back here, I want it back here)
Still we're struggling through the happiest of days, you'll say


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    My InterpretationSounds like a relationship with a person that suffers from depression. In that context, it's actually a very complex song lyrically. Among the symptoms of depression is overactive thoughts, which fits the first verse. I still hear the last line of each verse as "I know you're wrong, I know you're strong", which also fits with the general feeling of worthlessness depression brings. It can also be difficult for non-sufferers to relate and be supportive due to the often times random nature of episodes, sometimes without any obvious triggers, which fits a lot of the rest of the song: keeping to yourself to keep from making things worse after saying things like "just get over it". When you understand depression, and especially how sufferers cope, you learn that the best way to be supportive is to just listen.

    In the song, it definitely sounds like the narrator said something dumb about it, and it's putting a major strain on their relationship, but they want to fix it. There's no doubt they have strong feelings for the person in question, especially when the individual is struggling on their own ("it's so hard to see you staring right past me"). There's actually a level of heartwarming in the line from the title ("while you're struggling through the happiest of days"), considering, as the thought that they consider their life happy, even as they struggle through a mental illness that makes them feel sad, is pretty sweet.
    Leafsdudeon September 16, 2017   Link

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