i have a question...
and i don’t know how it will come off…
i thought i’d ask…
have you ever felt like everyone is passing you by?
like you have worked so hard,
or working so hard,
and it seems you aren’t moving any farther?
or do you feel like all your enemies,
or people that have done you wrong,
are going places but you?
its not jealously or envy.
its confusion and wonder.
i was talkin to someone from my past today and they brought up this wolf i use to know.
i wanted him so bad,
but he knew that and treated me like gum on the bottom of his shoe.
well he just got a great position at his job.
which means he is making serious money now.
today i cant even afford to buy juice.
rent is in a few days and my budget is on lock.
this cannot be my life.
why am i always the one who has all this “talent”,
all of this “work ethic”,
the “looks” and “the style”,
but i’m still at the bottom?
am i doing something wrong?
why can’t i catch a break?
not trying to bring the day down.
just feeling some kind of way.
like i want to cry,
i wont allow myself too,
so i’ll pray instead.
i couldn’t help but wonder…
why is it when you’re down,
and i mean dooooowwwwwnnnnnnnn…
Everyone looks like shiny happy people?
lowkey: i found a ( x song meaning ) of shiny happy people from r.e.m interesting:
“I think I remember reading somewhere that R.E.M did this as a kind of rebellion to or to counter-act churned-out poppy crap (so, ironically obviously.) This song was a way of portraying this false happiness and the fake highs that people experience, almost as if it’s not okay or normal to have a day where you’re not a shiny happy person. I could be wrong, but since reading that, it does come across that way. Even the video suggests it: behind the scenes there’s this hard working person, slugging it out, despite all the colour and dancing going on in the front. The lyrics, “Everyone around, love them, love them. Put it in your hands, take it, take it. There’s no time to cry”, really stand out like a cry for help – It’s like, ‘We must keep everyone happy and we must love them and keep this facade going, there’s no time to cry we should just always all be happy.’ Any takers?”