Joy – Song and Lyrics by Against Me!

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Written by: GREGORY ANTHONY ISAACS, SLY DUNBAR, CRAIG DENNIS, PHILIP BURRELL, Gregory Isaacs, Lowell Dunbar

Duration: 2:12

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Joy’ by Against Me!. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Against Me! or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

It isn’t any different
It’s the same old shit
It goes,

I am oh so fascinated, I am oh so entertained
Standing here like a comedian
I repeat what I said, again and again and again
Until the meaning has become an imitation of itself
An impression of an original defeats the fucking purpose
I don’t know where this is going
But it’s looking more and more like the same place that we started

Oh good God, holy shit, the joke’s on us, not on them
Just pretending to be astronauts, police officers, and firemen
Oh good God, holy shit, the joke’s on us, not on them
Just pretending to be astronauts, police officers, and firemen

And everybody’s watching lead singer in the band
The guitars explode into a drumbeat that’s driving
It’s pretty fucking boring, isn’t it?
And of all the things we’d ask,
Of all the ways we’d like for it to be
They’re just drunken conversations
Song lyrics sung at the top of our lungs so desperately

Like I believe in a power that is of and by the people
I believe in an art that cannot be compromised
I believe that I will endure, and I will overcome
And I will sing it ’til I no longer remember the reason
What was the reason?