It Seemed Such a Good Idea at the Time

from by Darren Lock

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

What was I thinking?
It was the perfect plan
A way to take control
The best way to be a man

Stand up and be counted
Don’t get pushed around
But punch above your weight
And they’ll only knock you down

I never make mistakes
But this was the biggest and best
All that could go wrong went wrong
It all seemed like one big test

And you stumble
From one disaster to the next
And start to wonder
How you got into this fucking mess
And you hope
That everything turns out fine
It’s funny how
It seemed such a good idea at the time

You saw me coming
A fool and his money
To be parted quickly
But that joke isn’t funny

They sold off the family silver
Before you arrived
Death by four thousand cunts, more like
Wondering how you can survive

But you have your hand
The one that’s dealt you
And you play the game to your rules
And not the way they want you to

And you stumble
From one disaster to the next
And start to wonder
How you got into this fucking mess
And you hope
That everything turns out fine
It’s funny how
It seemed such a good idea at the time

Then you came out of nowhere
Found us, no surprise
I could sense it coming
From the moment I arrived



To see the stars through the missing wall
You running into the night
The smell of brick dust, gas and plaster
The car on its roof, smoking alight

A warzone brought to my door
You could have wiped us out
Lucky just my home was smashed
With us evacuated into the night

And you stumble
From one disaster to the next
And start to wonder
How you got into this fucking mess
And you hope
That everything turns out fine
It’s funny how
It seemed such a good idea at the time

So the process to begin again
And men who don’t care for you
Argue over the value of your sorrow
So you sit and wonder what you can do

I’ve learnt that there is no insurance
To fix the pieces of a broken mind
No compensation for the mental scars
As you wait for the healing time

Seconds into minutes into hours
Into days into weeks into months
And after a year you are back at the start
With no map, no compass or hope in your heart

And you stumble
From one disaster to the next
And start to wonder
How you got into this fucking mess
And you hope
That everything turns out fine
It’s funny how
It seemed such a good idea at the time

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from The Luckiest Man in the World, released January 17, 2011
Written by Darren Lock

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