“Quiet Desperation” Lyrics

Had a friend, a good old boy, taught me all I need to know
’Bout livin’ life on this big spinnin’ wheel
His advice was simple stuff
Devil’s here to make it tough
Lord’s around to see you pay your bills

Had a girl, she promised me we’d love each other faithfully
Took eternal vows, as lovers do
Then one day, she changed her mind
Left me on the line to dry
Tellin’ me what I already knew

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
Try to make ends meet and keep the love alive
Fight against all odds until the final curtain
Go away and find some place to cry

Had a friend, we had a deal, we couldn’t lose was its appeal
I gave him all I had to see it fly
Then one day, I got a call
Seems as though we’d lost it all
He was sorry, I just had to smile

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
Try to make ends meet and keep the love alive
Fight against all odds until the final curtain
Go away and find some place to cry

I wonder why I keep tryin’
Must be somethin’ in my genes
Any minute now, I’ll see the light
Realize what it means

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
Try to make ends meet and keep the love alive
Fight against all odds until the final curtain
Go away and find some place to cry
Go away and find some place to cry
Go away and find some place to die

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  1. Discogs, https://www.discogs.com/Micky-Dolenz-Remember/release/9846193.