Sympathetic

And my words will be here when I’m gone
As I’m fading away against the wind
And the words you left me linger on
As I’m failing again now, never to change this

And I’m sympathetic
Never letting on
I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam

And it seems I’m alone here, hollow again
As I’m flailing again against the wind
And the scars I am left with swallow again
As I’m failing again now, never to change this

And I’m sympathetic
Never letting on
I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam
And I’m sympathetic
Never letting on
I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam

The same old feelings are taking over
And I can’t seem to make them go away
And I can’t take all the pressure sober
But I can’t seem to make it go away
The same old feelings are taking over
And I can’t seem to make them go away
And I can’t take all the pressure sober
(I can’t make it go away. I can’t make it go away)

And I’m sympathetic
Never letting on
I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam
And I’m sympathetic
Never letting on
I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam
And I’m falling, falling, falling
Falling, falling, falling, falling apart again at the seam

A little history about the song…
Sympathetic was intended to be used as a single from Disclaimer, but never made it. A music video was shot for it alongside the video for Driven Under, but was not released for nearly a decade. The song touches on not being able to display emotions and talk about them, being a product of the “old guard.” If we don’t teach our children it’s okay to cry and show emotion, who will? We’re never really taught how to deal with losses, and according to Shaun, we learn replacement therapy.