Say you've done the suffering
Yours and the others and there's nothing left
Don't you know that it's never going to end?
Got an infinity supply of sad on the world map
Endless tears flow out of the pages of an atlas.
Why don't you open up a book and see what I mean
Only sixteen where you are but take a look to your right
See for yourself that there are places where some things are more than definitions
You ask what's left to fight, ask what should you write
Well if you don't know then that's a pretty high horizon
Well optimism needs some fuel you know, I laugh because I want to keep it up but
Let reality come in once in a while
Don't put on blinkers, block it out, not on my watch.
I'm telling you, write a word or two. I'm telling you, open your eyes
And sure the world's a battleground
And shades of gray are at war, but who is right, because we've all been wrong
And sure there are bad things going on. But you're going to find out,
Someday, won't you? So let it all come now. Don't go rushing out
Not after you said that you love our planet. Let yourself
learn the truth that was never ever kept from you. Let yourself
Feel the love and the hate and the pain and the light because you know
There is still some light. So I'm not saying tell yourself that it's a horrible place
Because there's magic in it too, I'll show you just you wait
There is truth and then there is this you have given yourself
Don't fall for it, there's so much more if only you dared to go for it,
Walk away into reality, step out of your place on the old dusty toy shelf.
Don't blind yourself. Don't be to blame. Don't be guilty because telling yourself lies is a crime
Don't run from the truth to your little dark room, don't spend eternity hiding in corners
Don't be wishing for someone to come along and cure the snakebite
The world's like this whether you like it or not, but cling to the light.
Don't stomp fires and don't burn out the lightbulbs. Light is precious here so carry spare
Flashlight batteries, buy matches with your pennies and don't let your spark die.