Verse 1

I've seen how ugly it gets when a person takes off his mask,

I've seen Miss Eternal Sunshine show her real colors at dusk.

I've spent night after nights

Looking for answers that were impossible to find.

And still, at the end of the day,

I choose to believe in the goodness of the human mind.

Chorus

I choose not to think people who are being nice to me

Always have something up their sleeves,

I choose not to speculate about something I can't see,

I choose to have faith, I choose to believe,

Because every time someone made my world unwind,

Someone else caught me, out of the goodness of their mind.

And I choose to believe in the goodness of the human mind.

Verse 2

It's just so easy to start looking at everyone with suspicion,

It's so easy to say good people are rare, maybe one in a million.

But if the world was mostly bad,

Do you think we'd still be living and breathing today?

And if you can't trust anyone, then,

Who will you turn to every time you lose your way?

Chorus

I choose not to think people who are being nice to me

Always have something up their sleeves,

I choose not to speculate about something I can't see,

I choose to have faith, I choose to believe,

Because every time someone made my world unwind,

Someone else caught me, out of the goodness of their mind.

And I choose to believe in the goodness of the human mind.

Bridge

I choose to believe in the goodness of the human mind-

I choose to believe everyone is not always plotting and scheming.

I choose to believe in the goodness of the human heart-

I choose to believe everyone isn't secretly jealous and screaming.

Cause you can't walk alone for long,

Nobody is ever that strong.

And you can't keep your guard up all the time against everyone.

So I ignore the sunspots, and just relish the brightness of the sun.

Chorus

I choose not to think people who are being nice to me

Always have something up their sleeves,

I choose not to speculate about something I can't see,

I choose to have faith, I choose to believe,

Because every time someone made my world unwind,

Someone else caught me, out of the goodness of their mind.

And I choose to believe in the goodness of the human mind.