SadlyThatsJustTheWayThingsAre
Bones Lyrics


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Everyday they're getting older, more worried bout looking younger
It's a patternized cycle, show your face with every slumber
It's equivalent to being full and longing for the hunger
Guess it only takes 9 months to build a life of suffering
Moneys not enough for them, just waking ups enough for me
Told em how I felt and then we sat uncomfortably
It's up to me, one of them said
If you think you can't well it's all in your head
As I shut the front door behind me
For the first time, I've come out of hiding
And the lights so bright
For a second I'm blind




I can't see the city, I can't see the cars
For a second I'm fine

Overall Meaning

In this song, Bones talks about the societal pressure of aging and looking young forever. He highlights how people try to show off their face on social media in every possible way to fit into the patternized cycle. Bones gives a contrasting view to this by stating that it's equivalent to being full and still longing for hunger. The line "It only takes 9 months to build a life of suffering" is a powerful one that touches upon the struggles each person goes through from the time they're born. The phrase "Money's not enough for them, just waking up's enough for me" represents his outlook towards life and how he does not need to conform to societal norms to be happy.


Bones goes on to explain that he expressed his feelings to someone, but it made them uncomfortable, indicating how his views may not resonate with everyone. However, he is content with his beliefs and knows that it's up to him to make things work. He then describes how he steps out of the house and the bright lights momentarily blind him. In that moment, he forgets about the hustle and bustle of the city, and for that second, he feels fine.


Overall, the song is a commentary on the societal and personal expectations that people have on each other, and how an individual can choose to break away from them.


Line by Line Meaning

Everyday they're getting older, more worried bout looking younger
People are constantly aging yet more concerned with looking youthful


It's a patternized cycle, show your face with every slumber
Life is a repetitive cycle where you wake up every day and show your face to the world


It's equivalent to being full and longing for the hunger
Sometimes having everything you want can make you feel empty and craving more


Guess it only takes 9 months to build a life of suffering
It can take a short time to create a life full of pain and hardship


Moneys not enough for them, just waking ups enough for me
For some, money is not sufficient while for others, waking up alive is precious enough


Told em how I felt and then we sat uncomfortably
After expressing my feelings to someone, we both felt uneasy and awkward


It's up to me, one of them said
One person said that it is my responsibility to control my own life


If you think you can't well it's all in your head
Believing something is impossible is a mental block that one must overcome


As I shut the front door behind me
I closed the door and left the house


For the first time, I've come out of hiding
I have finally emerged and revealed myself after being hidden away previously


And the lights so bright
The light is blindingly radiant


For a second I'm blind
I am temporarily unable to see due to the brightness of the light


I can't see the city, I can't see the cars
The intensity of the light has prevented me from seeing my surroundings


For a second I'm fine
Despite being temporarily blinded, I am not worried and feel calm




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