Had a friend - a good ol' boy, taught me all I need to know 'bout livin'
Life on this spinnin' wheel.
His advice was simple stuff - devil's here to make it tough. Lord's around
To see you pay your bill.

Had a girl - she promised me we'd love each other faithfully - took eternal
Vows as lovers do. Then one day she changed her mind - left me on a line to
Dry, tellin' me what I already knew.

Chorus:
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. Try to make ends meet and keep
The love alive. Fight against all odds until the final curtain - go away
And find some place to cry.

Had a friend we had a deal - we couldn't lose was it's appeal. Gave him all
I had to see it fly! Then one day I got a call, seems as though we'd lost
It all. He was sorry - I just had to smile.

Chorus:
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. Try to make ends meet and keep
The love alive. Fight against all odds until the final curtain - go away
And find some place to cry.

I wonder why I keep tryin' - must be somethin' in my genes. Any minute now
I'll see the light - realize what it means.

Chorus:
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. Try to make ends meet and keep
The love alive. Fight against all odds until the final curtain - go away
And find some place to cry.

Go away and find some place to cry.
Go away and find some place to cry.
Go away and find some place to die...
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Quiet Desperation Lyrics

Micky Dolenz – Quiet Desperation Lyrics