Sad​/​Satisfied

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I was a solipsistic drifter getting high on my pain
I thought my loneliness was special, that we'd kiss in the rain,
But my posture didn't fool you, my disguise was in vain
And you saw the decent person inside.
When your deepest dreams are dying, and they slip out of view
You say we're born alone and die alone, and that may be true
But what you do in between can be much bigger than you.
You just have to learn to face what you hide.

Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.
Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.

Am I a coward to keep singing songs of sadness and love?
With so much blood in the streets, so many bombs up above.
When the takers keep on taking though it's never enough
And we're only falling further behind.
Everyone I meet is either broken or broke
And there's a criminal among us, but he swears it's a hoax.
When you said to keep on hoping, was that some kind of joke,
Or were you only taking me for a ride?

Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.
Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.

They tell me, son, don't trust a single word that you hear -
That everybody's trying to make another buck off your fear.
You've got to lower your eyes and try to plug up your ears.
Don't even bother going outside.
Like a bee to the blossom, like a moth to the flame,
You'll get lured in with money and distracted with fame -
Mistakenly believe that people knowing your name
Means that you're anything but empty inside.

Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.
Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.
Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.
Don't be so sad. Don't be so satisfied.

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from How To Dream Again, released September 16, 2016

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