07 March 2021

The Vandals: I Am Crushed

 


One of my favorite songs by The Vandals,
there are many, this is one.

It's paired up with such an excellent video that I must insist you watch and listen here: The Vandals: I Am Crushed

  Who among us has not felt this way?

None I say.

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I Am Crushed
The Vandals
Hollywood Potato Chip
2004

 Oh, I am crushed.
And I am devastated.
And contemplating suicide but I don't have the nerve.
And what's the rush?
It all should end real soon.
And so I'll just keep waiting and I'll listen to them say,
"You've got your life in front you,"
and so I must reply.
"That is just more bad news 'cause I'd really rather die."
Than limp around in agony,
reliving all the tragedies
and face another day.

Oh I am crushed.
And I am devastated.
And it's something I can't mend,
it ain't going away, soon.

 


I hurt so much.
And I cannot explain it.
It seems like there's a purpose but I still don't understand.
But that's my luck.
So I'll just wait in pain.
And though it doesn't help I have to listen to them say,
"keep looking at the bright side,"
oh that just hurts my eyes.
And if you really care then you would simply let me die.
And leave here with some dignity
but it just keeps on making me face another day.

Oh I am crushed.
And I am devastated.
And it's something I can't mend
and it ain't going away, soon.

OH I AM CRUSHED!