"Born Of Frustration" as written by and Piero Scarato....
Wooooowooooowoooowooo
Wooooowooooowoooowooo
All this frustration
I can't meet all my desires
Strange conversation
Self control has just expired
All an illusion
Only in my head you don't exist
Who are you foolin'
Don't need a shrink or an exorcist
Lalalala
lalalala
lalalala
la
Wooooowooooowoooowooo
Show me the movie of who you are and where you're from
Born of frustration
Caught upon the webs you spun
Where's ther confusion
A vision of what life is like
Show the movie that does't deal in black and white
Talk talk talkin 'bout who's to blame
But all that counts in how to change
Stop stop talkin 'bout who's to blame
When all that counts in how to change
Lalalala
lalalala
lalalala
la
All this frustration
All this frustration
Who put round eyes on a butterfly's wings
All this frustration
All this frustration
Who gave the leopard spots and taught the birds to sing
Born of frustration
Born of frustration
Wooooowooooowoooowooo
Wooooowooooowoooowooo
I'm living in the weeds where nothing is the way it seems
Where no one is who they need to be
Where nothing seems that real to me
'Bout time we filled our lives
Upon the walls of gold no solid ground
The world is spinnin' endlessly
We're clinging to our own beliefs
Born of frustration
Born of frustration

Wooooowooooowoooowooo
Wooooowooooowoooowooo


Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by lily102070

"Born of Frustration" as written by Lawrence Gott Timothy Booth

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    My InterpretationI think this song is largely about religion. The most obvious clue is "Who put brown owl eyes on the butterfly’s wings"
    "Who gave the leopards spots and taught the birds to sing"
    There's several other lines that hint at religion as well. Anyway, that's my 2 cents. Beautiful song, nevertheless. By far, my favorite song by James.
    z350xguyon November 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEsta es una de las mejores canciones de JAMES
    javierudon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgrew up listening to james..my right of passage to being a man!! hehehe.Great uplifting song..
    fuztownsendon March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Show me the movie
    Of who you are and where you’re from"

    ever find yourself doing this? talking about where you were when Rocky came out, or yeah grade 4 was the year blah blah came out? This song is trying to show how synthetic and unnatural this is, and then ..
    "How can we build our lives upon No wall of stone, no solid ground" speaks for itself. Was Rambo a life altering moment that made you a better person? Of couurrrrse ... you need an exorcist not a shrink to repair your fractured mind filled with random hollywood images. But like all James songs, theres the underlying optimism ..

    "Stop stop talking about who’s to blame
    When all that counts is how to change"

    the naked sharp truth, and the solution. brilliant!
    draven66on May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteh, ok... i guess.

    i love this song. my dad would play it a ton of times, now it just seems like a childhood theme.
    the good guyon December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song!! thats all, you know it if u listen James :)
    gleaton June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't believe there aren't more comments about the songs of the mighty James, who let's face it have stood the test of time. Half of the pap today won't stand the test of time, but no point complaining I suppose.

    The intro to this song is awesome, the way it builds up. It's euphoric! And I can unfortunately relate all too well to the line:

    'I don't need a shrink but an Exorcist.'
    All Is Dreamon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about two people who really like each other but have never managed to get it together. There has been a lot of game playing "caught up in the webs you've spun." He's tried but can't get her out of his head "don't need a shrink but an exorcist."

    There's a positive message to it which is they should forget what's gone wrong in the past and whose fault it is and just start from there "Stop stop talking about whos to blame When all that counts is how to change."

    That's what it means to me anyway. I've played the song loads of time but it just dawned on me what it might be about as I am in the same situation at the moment.
    scooby99on April 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think its about feeling like the odd one out in a community, and feeling as though you have something good to offer but no means of letting it out. I also think its someone talking about what they see in themselves, though it doesn't represent what other people see, its just a negative view of oneself.
    brothersblosson August 07, 2016   Link

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