Pollyanna is dying, a slow and awkward death
She wants to stay positive
But should she hold her breath?
Things will work against her
Like they always do
There is only so much light here
Here within the blue
She is drowning in the misery
Of broken promises and lies
The blue are the tears that came from her
From all her heartfelt cries
She tried to keep them happy
With a little charm and wit
But they flogged her daily
With words so full of shit
Slowly they made her like them
Slowly her heart turned to stone
Because slowly the eels gnawed at her
Through her flesh and bone
Her happiness frustrated them
They couldn’t stand her words
It made them feel insubstantial
She is stupid and absurd
Of course life is not like that
They said day to day
How can you sit and tell us
Those things are bright and gay?
I tell you now, we will make you
See what life is like
That the whole world is a hard place
It will hit you like a spike!
You won’t be happy much longer
Not when we’re done and through with you
You say you should find the positives
We say, you have no clue!
You are stupid and naive
And we’re here to tell the truth
There is nothing so nice about life
Nothing is sweet and smooth!
You stupid little girl
With your stupid sweet ways
We are tired of you seeing things sideways!
We’ll knock you down and you’ll be like us
Off a pedestal
You will hurt like the rest of us
We are taking you to school!
The joy and laughter will leave you
When you come and see the truth
Do your lesson well and we will show you proof!
You can’t have these or this or that
You can’t be happy in mounds of scat
You will eat the shit of life we give you
Down here in the deep blue
You can’t tell me there’s something grateful here
Yes that’s right go and shed your tears
You are learning good, now shut your mouth
Or else we’ll go worse on you and take you to the South!
So Pollyanna is dying, she is leaving me
Pollyanna was once alive, deep inside of me
But they made me see that things aren’t bright
And maybe things one day won’t be alright?
Maybe they’ll stay the same and they won’t change at all
We are in this for the long haul
Can I ever see the light again or am I in too deep?
Will I have the courage, to close my eyes and sleep?
I can’t tell right now at all
Because today I am at a wall
It is blocking my sight to see
I wished I could be free
But I am stuck here in the blue
My only hope is to be fished out by you