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I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah
I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette

What it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet
Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign

I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly baby
I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chicken shit
I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
But I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano

What it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine
Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxicab



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  • U
    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 5:42 am
    She is moving on. She may be broke but she is fixed, she might be down bit she is looking up! Coming to terms with things. You may have knocked me down to watch me bleed but i got right back up again!
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    As a cover singer and guitar player that preforms this song, i think it's about finding acceptance in yourself and moving forward after you've found that acceptance.
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    Basically this song is a poetic testiment to "give and take", and neurotic reality. These themes are all expressed with a nod to self-conscious living.
  • Rock-Goddess
    Rock-GoddessSep 20, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    I have never heard this song sung by a girl before. The only person I have ever heard sing this song is my step-dad, and I like it, but I just think it's different. I think she is just saying that you just have to relax and take life as it comes, because if you don't, then you just make everything so much more complicated than it really needs to be.

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