Cursive, “Art is Hard”

I used to love this song in high school, but it has taken on a new meaning for me during this strange time in my life where I am changing so much. Lyrics posted below – I hope you enjoy.

Cut it out, your self-inflicted pain is getting too routine
the crowds are catching on to the self-afflicted song
Well here we go again, the art of acting weak
fall in love to fail, to boost your CD sales
and that CD sells yeah what a hit, you got to repeat it

You gotta sink to swim

First you don’t, you don’t succeed
you gotta recreate your misery
cause we all know art is hard
young artists have gotta starve
try and fail and try again
the comforts of repetition
keep churning out those hits
till its all the same old shit

Oh, a second verse
well color me fatigued
I’m hiding in the leaves
in the CD jacket sleeves
Tired of entertaining
some double-dipped meaning
A soft served analogy
those drunken angry slurs
in 31 flavors

You gotta sink gotta sink gotta sink to swim
immerse yourself in rejection
regurgitate some sorry tale
about a boy who sells his love affairs

Gotta fake (fake) fake (fake) fake the pain
gotta make (make) make (make) make a scene
gotta break (break) break (break) break a leg
when you get on stage and they scream your name

Oh, Cursive is so cool!

You gotta sink gotta sink gotta sink to swim
impersonate greater persons
cause we all know art is hard
when we don’t know who we are

Hey hey!

Hey hey!

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