From the recording Best of Brooklyn Folk

Written and performed by John Henry Sheridan
Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Jason Hills
© John Henry Sheridan 2001
Coral Sound Music 2014

Lyrics

“The People That I Hate”

I used to think I had in all in my hands
I used to think I understood what I now can't understand
I felt like I was higher, higher than the rest
Above the world around me, above even the best

CHORUS
But now even I can tell that we all make mistakes
That on our road to perfection we all lose some face
And I thought I could help myself from joining the rat race
But I guess I'm not much better than the people that I hate

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We're all on a mission, on our road to happiness
We think we know where to find, but we can only guess, oh oh
My goal was clear, but on the way I must have lost my sight
Or maybe now I can truly see that my prize wan't worth the fight

CHORUS
But now even I can tell that we all make mistakes
That on our road to perfection we all lose some face
And I thought I could help myself from joining the rat race
But I guess I'm not much better than the people that I hate

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