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I'd written this as an angry rock thing it was supposed to be sung really loud, and the piano part was very flashy and complicated. But when I went into the studio and started hammering it out, it just didn't work. I realized I had to approach it in a completely different way, and I found that Fender Rhodes sound and sang it really quietly and added harmonies. And somehow it really captured the sweetness of sadness. Its one of those happy/sad songs, or, as my dad would say, the happy blues. It does sound like an exclamatory, joyous thing, but the words are so negative, which is ultimately what made it work.

Thought that maybe we'd fall in love over the phone

Thought that maybe I'd really love being alone

Everybody but heaven knows how I was wrong

Oh Lord what have I done to myself

What have I done to myself

In this vicious world, such a vicious world

There isn't anything you can do

In this vicious world

Sucking on the ice, making eyes all by myself

Didn't realize you were so top of the shelf

Just you wait and see when you turn, turn 23

Oh Lord what have I done to myself

What have i done to myself?

In this vicious world, such a vicious world

There isn't anything you can do in this vicious world 

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