He don't go for the city life
That's alright by me
He got a pretty car and pretty wife
Four hundred channels on that digital t.v.

When the sun shines mediocrity
We mistake security for purity

CHORUS
All my life I've been overcome with those memories of the past
And when I think about what we've become
I think it slipped away a little too fast

But then, life ain't always kind
You got to buy yourself some...peace of mind
There's a big black hole inside
Fill it with pride

They say 'young man go west
Look for that big options package and then learn to invest'
If financial freedom is your goal
There'll be time enough for counting
When it's time to save your soul

I tell myself I'm right
But I have several questions every time that I can't sleep at night

REPEAT CHORUS

But then, life ain't always grand
When you predict the future of supply and demand
There's a big black hole inside
Fill it with pride

You'll grow up and have a son
He'll say, "Dad I feel so lonely" you'll say, "Yeah you're not the only one"
I guess that's what you get
When mom met dad in a personal ad
Or a chat room on the internet

REPEAT CHORUS

But then, life ain't always real
Sometimes you need to touch the fire to remember how it feels
There's a big black hole inside
Fill it with pride