Art Is Hard (6:35)

Cover of The Ugly Organ

From The Ugly Organ and 5 other releases


Cut it out
Your self-inflicted pain
Is getting too routine
The crowds are catching on
To the self-afflicted song
So here we go again:
The art of acting weak
Fall in love to fail
To boost your CD sales

And that CD sells
Yeah, what a hit
You’ve got to repeat it
You’ve got to sink to swim

First you don’t, you don’t succeed
You’ve got to recreate your misery
You all know art is hard
Young artists have got to starve
Try and fail and try again
The comforts of repetition
Keep churning out those hits

Until it’s all the same old shit

Oh, a second verse
Well color me fatigued
I’m hiding in the leaves
Of the CD jacket sleeves
Tired of entertaining
Some double-dipped meaning
A soft served analogy
Those drunken, angry slurs
Yeah, thirty-one flavors

Got to sink, got to sink, got to sink to swim
Immerse yourself in rejection
Regurgitate some sorry tale
About a boy who sells his love affairs
Got to fake, fake, fake the pain
Got to make, make, make it sting
Got to break, break, break a leg
When you get on stage
And they scream your name

Oh, Cursive is so cool

Got to sink, got to sink, got to sink to swim
Impersonate greater persons
Because we all know art is hard
When we don’t know who we are

Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!


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