Character Traits

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Shiver away the day's mistakes
My jacket's not heavy enough for the bitter cold
Fighting just to stand up straight
I just wanna do what I wanna do before I get too old
Right now what Americans call football
Captivates the masses around me
Shrugging off what they call "simple pleasures"
Home and lonely is where I'd rather be

Some would say I'm messed up
Others call me manic
You just call me quirky
Idiosyncratic
Baby please don't leave yet
I think I almost had it
So wave goodbye and watch me panic

Two years ago I would have thought that
Everything was a-ok, it's all normal
But now the littlest dip in seratonin
Has got me falling headfirst into the parking lot of the mall
They say I'm young but I could tell them
Everything that's wrong with their inflated brains
When the doctors say, personality disorder
I smile and say, character traits

You'd think I would've grown out of this by now
You'd think I would've grown out of this

Four o'clock in the afternoon and I can't leave my bed
Paranoia has won the fight against logic in my head
But don't mind me, no don't mind me
I'm just the guy you think is kind of cool
Just don't mind me, no don't mind me
I never went to middle school

Some would say I'm messed up
Others call me manic
You just call me quirky
Idiosyncratic
Baby please don't leave yet
I think I almost had it
So wave goodbye
And watch me panic

Wave goodbye and watch me panic
Wave goodbye and watch me, watch me, go!

After a simple conversation
I find myself on the bedroom floor
But it's a wonderful life, my dear
Who could ask for anything more?

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from Commencement, released August 18, 2012

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