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the opposite of optimism is not pessimism

from ieatpants by ieatpants



one of my favorites. if i could sing happy songs i'd be happier, but this song is not happy. yet, it is one of my favorites. the only answer: i enjoy torturing myself.


i would like just once to sing about happy things
it's this life--i don't trust it, and what it brings
well i hate fun, that should be obvious by now
but i truly believe
that in the end we'll work our differences out

and i think that everyone is afraid of something
and that one thing seems so big and frightening
we can't live always second guessing our actions
so i have to believe
that in the end it'll all work out

i feel betrayed by past generations' failures
it always seemed to me that they never cared for us
but i wonder what the fuck i think i'm doing
that makes me think that i
am so useful and so profound

i would like to sing a few happy songs
but if i ignored our every pain and struggle
does it demean everything in life we've won?
and i truly believe
that in the end it'll all work out


from ieatpants, track released May 6, 2010
brandon eugene miller: guitars, vocals




ieatpants Bristol, UK

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