Mistaken

It seems to me 
that the pain of change
has been mistaken
all along. Maybe
this lonely 
desperation 
has really been 
acceptance.

well i tried and i tried and i tried
i tried to tell myself it'll be alright.

And now it seems 
to me i've gone this 
long livin' the great 
cosmic joke. A simple 
switch of perception 
and the struggle 
could vanish in smoke.

well i tried and i tried and i tried
i tried to drink it all away
and i tried and i tried and i tried 
i tried to tell myself it'll be okay. 

The struggle's almost over now
but it's worth mentionin'
that there's something i rather liked
about the pain of change, cause it 
seems that i keep going back, turning 
it over in my mind, like a stone.  

Could those feelings really have been 
acceptance? i'll try again.
and i'll try and i'll try and i'll try
i'll try again. 

Strugglin' through
the pain of change
what if this loneliness
is just the acceptance of change
of the things we don't want.

well i tried and i tried and i tried
maybe i'll try again.