The Optimist

by Bear Witness

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He was buried alone
left there lonely as time passed him by
desperate for people who all did him wrong
only admired, now that he's gone
cause it's artificial love

And the Optimist always had it brighter
In the vision that he had in his mind
It's always easier to get a little higher
Than having to resort to suicide

But when he was young, he cared and loved
Those who later turned their backs, because he lacked
the means to give them all that he had in return for their company
All for a little company
Imagine they all could just take it back
Then he would never see all the things, that, deep down he lacked

And the optimist refused to see it clearly
As his loved ones all looked all looked the other way
Anxious for the easier solution
He never lived to see another day

When he was young he cared for and loved those (Ember don't you lose, don't you ever lose, sight of your light)

Do we leave a mark on this world?
Who's to say either way that it matters
the wealth or the fame someone gathers
In the end we all (feed the ground)
(feed the ground, feed the ground, feed the ground)


released May 21, 2016
Guitar/Vocals: Bret Cowan
Guitar: Josh Voigt
Bass: Justice Robinett
Drums: Bethany Mendoza
Producer: O'shey Hill



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