"Poor You" as written by and Daniel Johnston....
Hi, how are you?
Every morning he got up
Dreading each moment he had to be awake
He'd look at the floor, scribble on gum wrappers
He never found a better way to joke around
The clock would tick and time would slow
There wasn't anywhere he wouldn't go
To avoid having to see anyone
He'd sit in a chair and lean against a wall
But that didn't seem to matter much at all
But late at night he had a savior
In his sleep, in his dreams
She came to him and she said
"Poor you, poor you
No one understands you
Poor you, poor you"
And every word that everyone would say
Got mumbled up in his head
Like mumble-jumble and everywhere he went
It seemed like everyone was saying to him,
"Blah blah blah"
But late at night, he had a mistress
In his dreams, in his sleep
And she would say "poor you, poor you"
No one understands you
Poor you"
This story, though, not well told
Is not that old
It's not that funny, it's not that great
But I know it to be true
Because late at night, I have an angel
In my dreams, in my sleep
And as she runs her fingers through my hair
As I lay on her lap
And she says, "poor you, poor you
No one understands you, poor you
Poor you"


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"Poor You" as written by Daniel Johnston

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    General Commentthe story of my life
    prurienton October 08, 2015   Link
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    General Comment"Every morning he got up, dreading each moment he had to be awake."
    "There wasn't anywhere he wouldn't go to avoid having to see anyone"
    Daniel Johnston is not unknown to be a manic depressive,
    so it's almost obvious that it's about daniels depression.
    not wanting to get out of bed or socialize.
    not caring about anyone or anything.
    But he writes about having a saviour.
    The first thing that comes to mind is drugs or alcohol.
    He feels pity of him self and therefor chooses escapism.
    HonneyBugon April 26, 2017   Link

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