I see the sadness in people’s eyes
even when it’s not there yet.
I know how their story might end.
Chances are there’s a divorce or cancer in store for them,
and they won’t be able to fix it.
And I look around and realise
it doesn’t matter if you’re the kindest person
on earth or the worst.
Fate pays no heed to that.
And I don’t read the papers much
but I see the headlines on the net
and all I see are ages close to mine
and they’re never gonna rise
and it gets me down sometimes.
And all the animals that walk across the land
get snuffed out quicker than you can say ‘deserve’
and they never get a chance to say goodbye to anyone or anything.
We don’t know what they leave behind
when they disappear.
We don’t know their minds, we don’t know their families.
And this is all the inside of me.
The outside is the opposite and I give it to you
because I don’t want you to
feel what I feel.
It’s crushing, it’s very heavy.
So I want you to smile and enjoy life.
Don’t worry about too much
because there is nothing we can do to make this world right.