Quit While You’re Ahead

compromise my enigmatic burnout
with lights that never go out, you seem so genuine
but with the moonrise you’re a sympathetic failure
mistaken as a traitor, no one ever wins
so you should quit while you’re ahead
while you’re leading in the polls
with your center stage control
you’re the best in your field
but with the sunset you’re never gonna know why
pictures of a black sky cover up your shield
so tell me what I believe
tell me what it is I need
tell me you’ll provide it for me
and I will do anything for you
I’ll do anything you tell me to
I’ll mistake the lies you sell me for the truth

say it, say it like it is
you got thirty seconds kid, all the time you need
gibberish, stupid talking nonsense
don’t forget your audience, fail or succeed
keep face, don’t let your guard down
it’s the judgment of your home town
the trees that grow so high
but in a safe place you can be yourself now
feel free to let your hair down
you don’t have to hide
so tell me what I believe
tell me what it is I need
tell me you’ll provide it for me
and I will do anything for you
I’ll do anything you tell me to
I’ll mistake the lies you sell me for the truth