X Ambassadors – Optimistic Lyrics

X Ambassadors – Optimistic Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I feel like clawin' out my eyes
I feel like crawlin' out my skin
Never again, never again
Say never again, never again
I feel like runnin' down my street
I feel so broken inside
Say never again, never again
But you say it again, say it again

[Verse 2]
Gunshots and online forums
American decorum
I cried my fucking eyes out
Numbin' the pain with a cold brew coffee
Our president is a racist prick
His daddy treated him like shit
He cakes his makeup on so thick
There's nothin' underneath it
Hollywood burns from fires we start
The Internet fills a hole in my heart
Sometimes I just wanna crash my car
Wanna kiss my wife when she says

She don't wanna bring a baby into this world
I'm losing sleep tryna be optimistic
She don't wanna bring a baby into this world
I'm telling myself I should be optimistic

[Verse 3]
So don't tell me everything's alright
I'm tryin' so hard not to scream
Stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Old men die, but we survive
Shot down in Dayton, Ohio
Parkland, Vegas, El Paso
Down at the border, her mother's in labor
Inside of a cage and she says

[Chorus – variation]
She don't wanna bring a baby into this world
So goddamn tired of trying to be optimistic
She's so afraid for that baby girl
She don't know why she can't stay optimistic

Don't tell me everything's alright