Someone tell me what I'm s'posed to
Do when the occasion comes
Around for me to prove I am
Good.

I can't find the answer to the
Question even though I'd like to
Demonstrate, if only I
Could.

You are just
Part of the Problem
I must be
Most of the problem

[I'm serious!]

Funny; people always come to
Me about their inhibitions
But there's no solution, that's
All.

I would like to help, but I am
Usually too busy to
Prevent the way my friends want to
Fall.

You are just
Part of the Problem
I must be
Most of the problem

[And, consequently, the combination
of your rhetoric and my ignorance
only tends to horrify the situation
to the point where the lifeblood of
our relationship evaporates into the air
on which we choke.]

I want to show you that I
Can't
Be
An-
Y
More
In-
Spir-
Ing
Just
Leave
Me
A-
Lone
Un-
Til
The
Time
Comes
When
I
Learn
The
Ans-
Wer
Then
I'll
Write
The
No-
Vel
'Bout [it]
You
Can
Read
The
No-
Vel
And
The
Pro-
Blem
Will
Be
Solved
And
We
Can...

...Then go back to living in an
Ordinary way, and all the
People all around us can
Say,

They are really happy that the
Novel was successful and they
Know just how to cope with the
Day.

Possible, impossible, it's
Possible, impossible, it's
probable, improbable,
Now.

Possible, impossible, it's
Possible, impossible, it's
probable, improbable,
Now.

You are just
Part of the Problem

[Fan: Hey! You're Wonderful!]
[RSM: Thank you! I'm aware of that!
Thanks a lot!]
[Fan: ]
[RSM: Thank you!]
[Fan2: One more time!]
[Fan: One more time!]
[RSM: I appreciate it. ]


Lyrics submitted by razajac

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    General CommentThe funny thing about RSM's lyrics is that... most of 'em are pretty straightforward. The meaning is right there. I think this is one of those cases.

    At the time when RSM penned this lyric, it seems he was productive and happy, and had to face off friends who felt stuck and frustrated. What he's saying is, basically, what many of us find ourselves saying, from time to time: "Just because I'm happy and productive doesn't mean that I am the keeper of some kind of 'secret recipe' for happiness. So bugger off, already."

    Sometimes the reason relationships fail is because our mates need pointed insights into their condition. It's nice when you *can* help, but at the same time you're not at fault for having not chosen psychiatry as a profession; there's only so much you can do.

    And, btw, this certainly one of RSM's best songs, musically. He's showcasing all his strengths, here.
    razajacon January 28, 2015   Link

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