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Atreyu A Song For The Optimists Lyrics

Last updated: 01/07/2011 10:00:00 AM

Blow the last candle out.
Let the wax harden.
I wish I could stop crying.
I wish that someone still loved me.(x2)

Just breathe and focus.
How can I when the air is so cold and empty,
that my lungs froze right in my chest?
I'll be honest
the silver linings are getting harder and harder to manufacture,
and the smiles are so difficult to fake.
I'll be honest
the silver linings are getting harder and harder to manufacture,
and the smiles are becoming so difficult for me to fake.

What do I have to do
or who do I have to kill,
to get what I want... what I need?
What do I have to do
or who do I have to kill,
to get what I want... what I need?

Happiness is an emotion
I was born to this world without.
Nothing pleases me.
I can never be satiated.
Through this toil I will breed my own distress
and destroy my best hopes;
fuck up the only things (that I love).

I watched my aspirations crash into the ground
on the backs of the angels that I've slain.
But I meant so well;
I tried so hard;
gave every bit of my soul;
to what end?
TO WHAT END!?

Desolation, desire, exhale, pass away.
Desolation, desire, exhale, pass away.
Desolation, desire, exhale, pass on.

Thanks to Jon for submitting A Song For The Optimists Lyrics.



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awsome | Reviewer: Bungle | 1/6/11

i just realized this song especially in the closing lines is the direct opposite of lip gloss and black "Live,love,Burn,Die" is blunt honest and implies how we should live our lives where as "Desolation, desire, exhale, pass away" conveys hopelessness and a sad pathetic life and gives no real guidance which in itself is also sad. we should "Burn" with passion and fight for the things we want and people we love
Were "Exhale" implies a complacent sigh and dismissing these things and people as things we cant achieve. Bottom line fucking one of the greatest bands ever and incredibly underrated



the whispering part corrected | Reviewer: frostedflames | 8/18/10

All´╗┐ the dark things that leave my soul, in my mind it's all I know. As our wispers turn to screams, everything crumbles down around me. Making decisions knowing I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried. As the days became weeks, I watched my dreams die.



the whisper part... | Reviewer: Ambient Darkness | 11/11/07

He says something about I've learned to (?) with my self, in my mind, it's all I know. As I whisper (inaudible) everything crumbles down around me." yea I'm a dork..



POWN | Reviewer: Moumoute | 6/28/07

awesome song performed by atreyu ........one of my fav the cd suicide notes and butterfly kisses is the best