lifeblood: songs: summer, highland falls

they say that these are not the best of times
but they're the only times i've ever known
and i believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own
now i have seen that sad surrender in my lover's eyes
and i can only stand apart and sympathize
for we are always what our situations hand us
it's either sadness or euphoria

and so we'll argue and we'll compromise
and realize nothing's ever changed
for all our mutual experience our separate conclusions are the same
now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity
reason co-exists with our insanity
and when we choose between reality and madness
it's either sadness or euphoria

how thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
perhaps we don't fulfill each other's fantasies
and as we stand upon the ledges of our lives
with our respective similarities
it's either sadness or euphoria
oh oh oh
oh oh
oh oh
oh oh oh

words and music billy joel
as performed at the dugout 1985

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