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Always the dreamer

But never the dead

You had a rocky road mapped out somewhere in your head

Anyone in your way

Was a spike in your side

With one hand in the wallet

You took them for the ride




Your could look in their eyes
You perfected a lie
Never gave them the chance to question why


If they hit on you

Then you slammed them right back

To hell with the cool

It was up and attack



You should have seen you when you were 18

You were the toughest little f...

I've ever seen

And with each downfall you turned 10 foot tall

The biggest kick in the balls you've ever been



And Dr Diablo's on his rounds again

Looking for blame

And you know that he'll diagnose pain again

Yeah pain again




Narrow the sorrow
Sick of the slick

Of the doors of discovery you had you pick

If they hit on you

Then you hit right back

Never keeping their cool

It was up and attack



Your could look in their eyes

You perfected a lie

Never gave them the chance to question why

If they hit on you

Then you slammed them right back

To hell with the cool

It was up and attack


Whoa you're feeling so torrid today


Life has gone wild

No one blocks out the way

You even look good - so they say

A new lease of life flowed through your body today

(not that looks are all to go by - but anyway)




Shooting the A, Shooting the A, Shooting the A


The stuff is free

And you can now go to town
Building your life up and smashing it down


Building your life up and smashing it down



You couldn't escape from this fact of life

That existing makes you a mess

But every decision or feeling or reason

Causes some sort of mental distress

Your could look in their eyes

You perfected a lie


Never gave them the chance to question why
If they hit on you

Then you slammed them right back

To hell with the cool

It was up and attack



Leave the cool for the fool

Leave the cool for the fool

Leave the cool for the fool

Leave the cool for the fool

Hey hey



You couldn't escape from this fact of life

That existing makes you a mess
But every decision or feeling or reason

Causes some sort of mental distress



Your could look in their eyes
You perfected a lie

Never gave them the chance to question why


If they hit on you
Then you slammed them right back

To hell with the cool

It was up and attack



Hey
Building your life up (shooting the A, shooting the A)



And smashing it down
Building your life up (shooting the A, shooting the A)

And smashing it down

Building your life up (shooting the A, shooting the A)

And smashing it down



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