You, you try, you try to get by
"You're never gonna pull it off, you shouldn't even try."
"You're a wet cigarette, you're always second best."
They're never gonna give a shit about anybody but themselves
So you fight for them to realize
There's more to life, there's more to you, there's more than meets the eye
And when you're done, the battle's been won
You sit back, you smile, and this is what you hum, you hum:
The years go by, the time it does fly
Every single second is a moment in time
That passes oh so quick and it seems like nothing
But when you're looking back, well it amounts to everything
I've got myself, I've got my friends
I've got my little family but that's not where it ends
This one goes out to you, it goes out to everyone
It's in the name of honesty because life has just begun
Look around little brother, can you tell me what you see?
You're a big boy now so take responsibility
You never had it hard, but now it's getting tough
So you whine, whine, whine and you say you've had enough
You say I'm full of shit, that I'm a hypocrite
I shouldn't talk when I can't take the advice that I give
Well maybe you're right, but open your eyes
The main difference here is that I try, try, try...