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Standing out on the edge of a building
Watching the traffic below
Drinking a beer and thinking of jumping
Not far from ready to go
Below me the crowd slowly gathers around
Cars with news cameras, too
I just can't get out of this pain I'm in
I don't know what else to do

Sometimes I feel like I'm so uninvited
Like something so out of touch
They tell me depression runs in the family
Well that doesn't help me much
The crowd's yelling "jump" over a cop on a bullhorn
Making him harder to hear
He's saying something about having so much to live for
I'm almost through with my beer

Squinting my eyes to see through the sunlight
The crowd's even bigger now
There's no point in wondering what afterlife's like
Don't matter anyhow
We're already in hell as far as I can tell
Just listen to these people scream
This feels like a rally in a high school field house
I feel like the captain of the team
Well here goes the captain of the team

Follow the light to the Garden of Eden
You stand at the pearly gate
St. Peter comes over his hand on my shoulder
He's telling me I've gotta wait
He says, "You know you can't kill yourself and still get in here, kid but
You look like a victim of circumstance
So I'm just gonna break every bone in your body
And give you another chance."

Waking up slowly looking around me
Alone in a recovery room
But closing my eyes I can see the new sunrise
Over acres of flowers in bloom
I don't know when it will be but the next time you see me
I'll be tappin' to a whole new beat
Walking soles into the holes in my shoes
Down the sunny side of the street