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It's sunday afternoon, but there ain't beauty in this scene
Oscar Wilde would call it something witty but I just call it
Plain ol' "mean"
The sky was getting redder and the grass was getting greyer
By the minute
It's time to go inside but my business ain't quite finished

I slip into the cemetary and end up at Jack Kerouac's grave
I scream "your words are all but **** because there ain't
An ounce of truth in what they say"
He said "I knew that when I wrote them
But stopping seemed too damn hard"
I just said "Ok" because I couldn't of something avant garde

Chorus:
Why's the world so negative and everyone so pessimistic?
Because our pantheon of stone turned to dust and we witnessed it
And we forget about the good times until we look back and realize we missed them
I had a drink with Nostalgia and she lamented how words have no wisdom
Guess that's the story of the world
The story of the Romans and the Greeks

Bukowski once said "genius might be the ability to say the profound
In simple ways"
I think he's right, which is precisely why i rant for days

Chorus:
Why's the world so negative and everyone so pessimistic?
We idolize our elders and get swallowed in their infinite wisdom
These lines kind of sound profound but is there any meaning in them?
No, there really isn't any because if there were they wouldn't have been written
Guess that's the story of the world
The story of the Romans and the Greeks