Seventeen years in a dead end job,
Telling his dreams to a deaf eared god,
Hangin' on tight by a single thread,
Prayin' for a change.

Everything you could have sacrificed,
Your flesh and blood had it's own sweet price,
Baby's all grown up and moved away,
Where's that leave you now?

It was your own decision,
You made my life your mission.

Somebody tell me,
(it doesnt make no sense at all)
Somebody tell me,
Why we're living in a world of contradiction.

Why is it so hard to be understood?
Doing so much for the common good,
Sorry if I didn't see the truth,
The sadness in your eyes.

I wanted to stand on my own two feet,
Looking at life as a one way street,
Thinking that I had it all worked out,
Where's that leave me now?

We lost communication,
Too many expectations.

Somebody tell me,
(it doesnt make no sense at all)
Somebody tell me,
Why we're living in a world of contradiction,

Somebody tell me,
(it doesnt make no sense at all)
Somebody tell me,
Why we're living in a world of contradiction.

Everything I have inside,
I kept it wrapped up tight,
All I know is ...
All I want to know is...

Somebody tell me,
Somebody tell me,
(it doesnt make no sense at all)
Somebody tell me,
Why we're living in a world of contradiction,
In a world of contradiction.

Seventeen years in a dead end job,
Telling his dreams to a deaf eared god,
Hangin' on tight by a single thread,
Where's that leave you now?


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    General CommentThe world is full of contradiction due to the fact that atleast 76.278% of the population is like the infamous Joseph Andrews-- Says one thing, amusingly does another
    CheryLnKrystinAon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSeventeen years in a dead end job,
    Telling his dreams to a deaf eared god,
    Hangin' on tight by a single thread,
    Prayin' for a change.

    Perfectly describes one of my Friends who has been in a dead end job for 17 years. Constantly complaining about being broke and how much he hates his job and thinking a lottery win will come his way!

    Its about someone like him who's kid has grown up moved away and hes had a hefty price to pay for it all.

    I love this line in the song most cos its so sad yet so beautiful:

    "Sorry if I didn't see the truth, The sadness in your eyes."

    His girlfriend is sad cos she hasn't seen all the pain hes been through and she also wanted to stand on her own 2 feet and have some independence.
    Onlineon August 16, 2005   Link

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