The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know

One of the things I like the most about YouTube’s generated “Mix” playlists is that they slip in an occasional surprise among the many videos that I have already seen and liked, which is how I’ve been stumbling across groups that I’d never heard of before.

The Strumbellas is a Canadian rock group, and this video was my introduction to them. It initially caught my eye because the video reminded me of some of the video games that I’ve seen my brother and his kids play and I thought it was amusing. But it was while I was watching the video over again that I started playing more attention to the lyrics, and that’s when I really fell in love with this song. The song is much darker than the video makes it seem, and I can relate to the sentiments it expresses.

Lyrics:

Well I know it gets harder every single day
And I know my darkness will never go away

It’s hard when you’re living and you don’t feel much
And you’re down and you’re hoping that things are gonna change

Oh we don’t know the roads that we’re heading down
We don’t know if we’re lost, that we’ll find a way
We don’t know if we leave, will we make it home
We don’t know, there’s hope, then we’ll be okay

And some say it gets brighter
We just have to wait
Mother mother, I can feel your heart break
Burning through me every single day

It’s hard when you’re living and you don’t feel much
And you’re down and you’re hurting ’cause you don’t feel loved
It’s hard when you’re living and you don’t feel much
And you’re down and you’re hoping that things are gonna change

Oh we don’t know the roads that we’re heading down
We don’t know if we’re lost, that we’ll find a way
We don’t know if we leave, will we make it home
We don’t know, there’s hope, then we’ll be okay
Oh we don’t know the roads that we’re heading down
We don’t know if we’re lost, that we’ll find a way
We don’t know if we leave, will we make it home
We don’t know, there’s hope, then we’ll be okay

Oh there’s something in my mind that’s killing me
There’s something that this life’s not giving me
Would you say
There’s something in my mind that’s killing me
There’s something that this life’s not giving me
Would you say

Oh we don’t know the roads that we’re heading down
We don’t know if we’re lost, that we’ll find a way
We don’t know if we leave, will we make it home
We don’t know, there’s hope, then we’ll be okay
Oh we don’t know the roads that we’re heading down
We don’t know if we’re lost, that we’ll find a way
We don’t know if we leave, will we make it home
We don’t know, there’s hope, then we’ll be okay

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