The Optimist

I went past the field

Past the vineyard

Why couldn't he see what was going on?

His garden infested with weeds

His wall chipped and destroyed

It became ruins

So I gave it a little thought

And this is what I discovered

If you give up

And you get down

You submit to your troubles

Then it will sneak up on you

Like a bandit

An armed man

Silently and slowly

Lurking and ever coming closer

Why couldnt he see

That it was destroying him

Goes on everyday like

Nothing has gone wrong

Plays his little guitar

Sits on that same faded stone step

Optimistic hearts, bless them

Happy up until their deaths

If you give up

And you get down

You submit to your troubles

Then it will sneak up on you

Like a bandit

An armed man

Silently and slowly

Lurking and ever coming closer

So why does he smile

Because he can thats why

If he screamed

Would they hear him?

If he gave up

Would they save him?

He lives in his own little paradise

A sweet reprieve

As evil floats around him like a mist

He will still smile

If you give up

And you get down

You submit to your troubles

Then it will sneak up on you

Like a bandit

An armed man

Silently and slowly

Lurking and ever coming closer

If you give up

And you get down

You submit to your troubles

Then it will sneak up on you

Like a bandit

An armed man

Silently and slowly

Lurking and ever coming closer

So when the sun sets on the rest of the world

He sees only the rising of the moon

He looks up to the skys above

And listens to the guidance

Of those long lost

To their sorrow

To their pain

To their misery

If you give up

And you get down

You submit to your troubles

Then it will sneak up on you

Like a bandit

An armed man

Silently and slowly

Lurking and ever coming closer

So why not smile

Because he can

Watch as it all

Crumbles around him

For the optimist remains

Optimistic through all

He will stand strong

While the others fall.