I don't know whose side I'm on
I don't think that I belong round here
If I left the stage would that be wrong ?

I tried to find myself a better way
I got religion but I went astray
They took my money and I lost my faith

Rain keeps crawling down the glass
The good times never seem to last
Close your eyes and let the thought pass

I tried the capsule and I tried the smoke
I tried to aid escape like normal folk
But I never seemed to get the joke

These are my old clothes
This is a new low
This is my blood flow
This is my headstone

I spend my days with all my friends
They're the ones on who my life depends
I'm gonna miss them when the series ends

Rain keeps crawling down the glass
(Pull yourself together)
The good times never seem to last
(You know it's not so bad)
Close your eyes and let the thought pass
(Close your eyes and let it pass)


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Prodigal Lyrics as written by Gavin Richard Harrison Colin Edwin Balch

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    My InterpretationI agree that this song is about depression, but it seems deeply rooted in the sentiment that "If everyone else is crazy, you're the insane one". The character doesn't feel a part of any aspect of the human story, and doesn't feel like he has a place in the world (pretty much the first stanza)

    He tries to distract himself with what seems to work for everyone else - religion, drugs, TV - but it just doesn't have the same effect for him. He feels disillusioned with the world at large in a way that makes him feel both superior and inferior to everyone else, like a prodigy (note: turns out "prodigal" doesn't have much to do with "prodigy" like I assumed, but I think the idea of being a prodigy fits better)

    I think a lot of us sometimes feel the existential dilemma that there isn't much of a point to living and that all is just distraction from eventual oblivion. This song just says to "Close your eyes and let it pass", which can be difficult in the moment.
    rgbgldbrgyon May 21, 2020   Link

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