Chorus:
Life is wonderful.
Life goes full circle.
Life is wondeful.

Verse: 1
Sometimes I hate everyone and everything -
To the world itself
Even though I'm the portrait of health
And been blessed with many things
Cause when it seems life's beginning to take
A splendid lead
Suddenly, everything tends to lean negatively
I used to feel my luck was bled from me at seventeen
Because ever since positive outcomes have been
Seldom seen
They tell me that bouts with doubt can self-fulfill
Prophetically
And that's prolly why John & Paul said that
It's best to let it be
And I use to be the cat with plenty kinetic energy
Happy go lucky, Mr. Follow-Your-Dream-And-Set-It-Free
But over the years, son,
I've been jaded to the Nth degree
I hate it, cause my sense of grief
Is blatant and my friends agree
See, people's selfish deeds lead to my
Bleak expectancy (Like) If I catch the E,
I never expect to see an empty seat
(Nice) But in typical fashion, this'll pass
Until my next defeat
Until I'm stressing deep and forced to beg and plea
Till then we'll sing.

Chorus:
Life is wonderful.
Life goes full circle.
Life is wondeful.

Verse: 2
They say I'm a natural born pessamist
And that's fuckin wild
Must've come with my mother's smile
And father's bullheadedness
I pull ahead and get pulled back,
But I keep struggling
Son, I feel like I couldn't catch a break beat juggling
Still I reach upward and on,
And proceed trudging along
As I lead these brothers in arms,
To achieve what's in our hearts
But the scene's shrugging us off,
So...
I just remember that every dream comes with a scar
When I see something I want
When it seems nothing is wrong, well -
I gotta keep telling myself to stop
Waiting for the other foot to drop
Live in the moment, sit on the throne
And just take a look from the top
It's a whole other perspective to see
The good that you got
Now, if it's an omen, quit with the moaning!
Don't let it push you to flop
That's like being spooked at the doc since
You was a baby, still shook from the shot
Don't imagine a tragic end to the book,
When there's not
You gotta try to rewrite inspite of how crooked the plot.

Chorus:
Life is wonderful.
Life goes full circle.
Life is wondeful.

Verse: 3
Now, when you go this long uphill,
You lose the will to climb it
So, I wrote this song to remind me of the silver lining
In a world this wrong, gotta carry
A sword that's strong
And slice 'em all with smiles,
Y'all -- I fight 'em as I kill with kindness
Nobody wants a Bitter Benny
Or a Debbie Downer
Or a Sad Sam that be wrapping a wet blanket around them
Keep a sunny disposition -- Breathe Out
Cause life has a way of stripping the paint
Off of your dream house. It's simple.
Indeed these things seem to be easy to see
But they easily flee your mind
As you find repeated deceit
Now, there's reasons the weak
Of will never dream or believe
Before they leap, they concede
To defeat and agree to retreat
Now, when fatigue has really got you
By the balls/ Remember that if you really didn't believe
You'd succeed, then you wouldn't have tried at all
So, jump regardless of the consequence
Cause even on the night of the apocalypse,
Everybody's an optimist.

Chorus:
Life is wonderful.
Life goes full circle.
Life is wondeful. X2

Bridge
No matter how hard it seems.
There's always someone in another position.

So, when it rains, just hold on.
When it's gray, just hold on.
When there's pain, just hold on.
When it rains.

And when it rains, think dry skies.
When it's gray, think bright lights.
When there's pain, just smile, smile.
When it rains.

Verse: 4
I know it seems everyday is a struggle
To keep yourself outta trouble
This modern jungle is jumbled with muddled puzzles to stump you
And snipers gunning to stumble you,
Like you've been hunted
Dude, how the hell are you telling us
'Life is wonderful'?
Some of you have come to
Conclusions/assumptions, But nothing as true or stunning
That misery becomes something that's comfortable
Trumping the will to shun it.
Run from it if you're stuck in a rut or two
So, I figured I'd drum up something
I could hum to you. (Like this).

When it rains, just hold on.
When it's gray, just hold on.
When there's pain, just hold on.
When it rains.

And when it rains, think dry skies.
When it's gray, think bright lights.
When there's pain, just smile, smile.
When it rains.
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Optimist Lyrics

Tonedeff – Optimist Lyrics