FOR A PESSIMIST, I'M PRETTY OPTIMISTIC [LIVE FROM LONDON]
Riot! [Special/Limited Edition MVI] | 2007



[Spoken: It's the opening track to "Riot!" right here
Enjoy it]


Just talk yourself up and tear yourself down
You've hit your one wall, well, now find a way around
Well, what's the problem? 'Cause you've got a lot of nerve

So what did you think I would say?
No, you can't run away
No, you can't run away
So what did you think I would say?
No, you can't run away
No, you can't run away
You wouldn't

I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay
And I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away

[Spoken: How does that feel, London?]

Well, you threw it away

I'm not so naive 'cause my sorry eyes can see
The way you fight shy of almost everything
Well, if you give up, then, you'll get what you deserve

So what did you think I would say?
No, you can't run away
No, you can't run away
So what did you think I would say?
No, you can't run away
No, you can't run away
[Crowd: You wouldn't]

I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay
And I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away

Well, you threw it away

Now, you were finished long before
We had even seen the start
Why don't you stand up, be a man about it?
Fight with your bare hands about it now

And I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay, well, did you?
I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away

I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay
[Spoken: Oh, London!]
And I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away