Spanish Love Songs – Optimism (as a Radical Life Choice) Lyrics

 

Optimism (as a Radical Life Choice) Lyrics by Spanish Love Songs (Etc Version)

 

The pain is back in my chest again
Holding me down like a high school friend
Says, “The world’s about to end
You best start swimming”
You said, “Anxiety’s the theme of all our lives these days”
Can’t even have my coffee without exploiting someone
Or making another millionaire a billionaire

What would it take to be happy?
I’d probably start with their money

But it’s the clear backpacks
The two new fire exits
I’m buying a beer
Don’t want to think of where I’m running
If another asshole takes a shot
It’s the city burning down while I stare at dirty pics you sent me
And I’m hiding in the desert but I taste the ocean in my snot

Just trying to find my footing
I know you’re sick of looking

Don’t take me out back and shoot me
I know my circuits are faulty
I’ve only ever been a kid
Pointing out dead dogs on the road
Take me down in a landslide
Help me weather this high tide
I’ll wear you out waiting for me to implode
Don’t take me out back and shoot me

I’m done dying on the inside
Now that everything is dying outside
The sky is letting go
Of holding on like a crying child
Armageddon’s on my mind
I’ll try to smile all the time
Like hell’s a construct that I need
To make amends or keep myself clean

And yes
I’m aware it’s fleeting

Don’t take me out back and shoot me
I know my circuits are faulty
I’ve only ever been a kid
Pointing out dead dogs on the road
Take me down in a landslide
Help me weather this high tide
I’ll wear you out waiting for me to implode

Because the ocean’s gonna rise
The river’s finally gonna overflow
And leave us stranded
Trying to make it to the other side
But there’s a crack in my lifeboat
And I’m sinking
I’m sinking, would you sink with me?

Don’t take me out back and shoot me
I know my circuits are faulty
I’ve only ever been a kid
Pointing out dead dogs on the road
Take me down in a landslide
Help me weather this high tide
I’ll wear you out waiting for me to implode
Don’t take me out back and shoot me