upright lyrics – pain

the argonauts always intrigued me
they typified every man
happy unless something popped up
that wasn’t part of the plan
but there’d been no pretention of plans from the start
so why did they go?
were they stupid and slow?
they were so c*cky and sure
at the start of the show
but when the sails went flat
and the argo just sat
or the rocks came crashing
or the water ran low
when hercules split
and jason admitted he didn’t know where to go, he said,

“you can whine until your mouth dries up
you can hang your head and wonder why
you can die or you can stand upright
and never go down again.”

sisyphus always intrigued me
he never decided to stop
the point of it lay in the trying
and not in attaining the top
granted, he didn’t have much of a choice,
but neither do you, and neither do i
and neither do you, and neither do i
but even mr. moneybags on the hill
has never stopped pushing and never quite will
we’re not just here to see how hard we try
but the way we try, and it ain’t no lie…

well, you can whine until your mouth dries up
you can hang your head and wonder why
you can die or you can stand upright
and never go down again

let’s go! (musical interlude)

so i’m making up songs in my head to
the cadence of seams in the road.
most of them suck. it kills time, though;
we’ve got a freaking long way to go.
but our hearts are strong and our minds intact
and we’re never gonna stop
and that’s a big, fat fact.
a little cream in my coffee and a good cd
making everybody sing along with me…

well, you can whine until your mouth dries up
you can hang your head and wonder why
you can die or you can stand upright
and never go down again

well, you can whine until your mouth dries up
you can hang your head and wonder why
you die or stand upright
and never go down again.
and never go down again.

huh.

/ pain lyrics