How do you get fired from a rock band?
It’s better to burn out than to fade away.
Sometimes, you just have to go your own way.
After all the losses of the past few years,
It’s strange to have someone leave the band,
Yet, he’s not dead, he just got canned.
I empathize with Mr. Buckingham,
I hope he remains hale and hearty,
At IBM, he’d get a retirement party.
The first time someone breaks your heart,
It’s bad, but it will heal.
The next time someone breaks your heart,
That’s when it breaks for real.
My woman broke my heart,
She knows she did me wrong.
She took everything I ever had,
But at least I got this song.
When my woman left me.
All I had left was tears.
I finally met my one true love,
But lost my music career.
I’m all alone again,
Just me against the crowd.
I may be standing by myself,
But at least I’m standing proud.
I wanted your approval.
I wanted your support.
I tried to add some value,
Even when you sold me short.
I misread your desires for me,
I could never get your rules.
We’d seem to end up fighting,
And we both would look like fools.
It’s not that I don’t love you,
It’s not that I don’t care.
It’s just really hard to miss someone,
When you were never really there.