Dumbfounded, downtrodden and dejected Crestfallen, grief-stricken and exhausted Trapped in my room while the house was burnin' To the motherfuckin' ground
I saw the sign but it was misleading I fought the law, but the law was cheating Screaming for help, but somebody keeps on Telling me to settle down
Please be honest Tell me was it you?
Clerk at the midwestern service station Striped uniform, giggling at catch phrases Look in her eyes like we're up to something Oh, it doesn't matter now
Man in a crossover with his family Sketched in decals on the window smiling Driving parallel in the lane beside me Oh, it doesn't matter now
But please be honest Tell me was it you? I won't hate you I just need to know Please be honest Tell me was it you?
At first he thought it was the undertow But he was dragged to the bottom of the lake By a couple of kids saying, "it's a joke" Though he didn't know any of their names As they held him down the crowd got loud And they cheered when they thought he had escaped When the anchor needed something for the 10 o'clock What could they say? Oh what else could they say?
They said "Well, you promised us the stars And now we're tired and bored. "