I woke up in the morning and I opened up my eyes,
Admitted that I couldn't tell what's truth and what is lies.
I harbor hate for no one, and I wish no one harm,
But my world is now darker; everything has lost its charm.
Well, all right, that's not quite true, I guess I must confess;
Ask me if I plan to live and I will tell you "Yes."
More stable than I was once; I think so, anyhow.
But my life's not what it was, everything's different now.
I can laugh! I can smile.
Havin' fun, just for a while.
But inside, this I vow;
Everything's different now.
I remember being young, being so naïve,
These days, I find less and less that I really believe.
Betrayal takes two, as once sang Richard Hell;
I've been on both sides, know the damage all too well.
I'm not who I once was, nor who I'm yet to be,
But I'm reasonably certain that I am in fact still me.
The world has changed; of that I'm sure, a bit bleaker somehow.
At least to my cold blue eyes, everything's different now.
I woke up in the morning, and I let out a sigh,
Stifled it quite quickly, and gave the day a try.
Managed to keep my angst down to a whispered scream;
Finished off the day, and slept without a dream.
Experience has shaped me, and made me what I am;
A man who wants to harm none, a hero on the lam.
This reality is not where I thought I'd be now.
I'm telling you, dear listener, everything's different somehow.