Uptempo pop-rock with a melody lifted from Beethoven's 9th
Previous peak charts position #322
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #59
May 23, 2010
“The Bright Side (Glass Half Empty)”
I used to dream of you
And wake up smiling
I still dream, but no smiling
And I hurt too much to think
Of anything but how you left me
Pulled the rug from underneath
Drank the full half from my glasses
Left me with the half-empties
Now I sell my silver linings.
And I ask for bad news first.
I close the open windows
God leaves when He locks the doors,
But these bitter pills can't cure me,
It's so hard to to swallow pride,
So I'll raise my glass-half-empty:
Here's to the bright side.
I still suffer from the once-or-
Twice slight twinge of hopefulness,
But they pass as quickly as they
Come, although I must confess that
I sit shiva, sometimes shiver,
For the dreams that you shot down
Learned the hard way: soft hearts will break
And dreamers have those hearts torn out
~ CHORUS I ~
No laughing means no tears
I take me so seriously
I'm haven't hoped in years
Say goodbye to silver linings.
Things look up, but I look down
'Cause when you've hit rock bottom
It's easy to keep your feet on the ground
They say it's always darkest
Before the starlight dies
So I'll raise my glass-half-empty.
See you on the bright side.
~ CHORUS I ~