Steve Taylor: Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel a Lot Better

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Enter the young idealist chasing dragons to slay
Exit the hustler packing up his M.B.A.
Freshmen scream in a classroom, was there a sound?
First degree in the vacuum, I'm on college ground

Took a class, big fun, Modern Ethics 101
First day, learn why ethics really don't apply
Prof says one trait takes us to a higher state
Drug free, pure bliss, get your pencils, copy this

Life unwinds like a cheap sweater
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better
And the truth gets blurred like a wet letter
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better

Top of the class sits Ernest, he was brightest and best
Till the professor lured him to the hopeless nest
Now he lives for the shortcut like a citizen should
Tells the class with a wink only the young die good

He says, Ideals? Uncouth
Fatalism needs youth
Eat well, floss right
Keep the hungry out of sight
Save face, nip and tuck
Praise yourself and pass the buck
And don't forget the best advice
Everybody's get a price

Life unwinds like a cheap sweater
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better
And the truth gets blurred like a wet letter
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better

While the world winds down to a final prayer
Nothing soothes quicker than complete despair
I predict by dinner I won't even care
Since I gave up hope I feel a lot better

Nazis plead in a courtroom, pardon me, boys
Profits fall in a boardroom, did they make a noise?
Someone spreads an affliction, company's nice
Someone sells an addiction, puts your soul on ice

Half wits knock heads
Candidates in double beds
Good guys defect
I can't precisely recollect
Teacher's pet theory's fine
If you're born without a spine
Can't you spell wrong?
Sing it to him, Papa John

While the world winds down to a final prayer
Nothing soothes quicker than complete despair
I predict by dinner I won't even care
Since I gave up hope I feel a, a lot better

Life unwinds like a cheap sweater
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better
And the truth gets blurred like a wet letter
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better

Life unwinds like a cheap sweater
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better
And the truth gets blurred like a wet letter
But since I gave up hope I feel a, a lot better

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