"Sad" lyrics - BO BURNHAM


This first song is called "A World on Fire"
This next song is a little bit longer than that one
It's really sad, it's about how sad I am, it's called "Sad"
Get on my level, Madison
Picture a depressed onion cutting itself

I met a homeless man named Rich
He wasn't, isn't that terrible?
I saw a flyer for a lost dog and the dog didn't have any legs
I saw a diabetic kid trick or treating
I saw a giraffe who had a short neck
That was sad, or a deer
I saw an old man get hit by a train
He didn't see it in the pouring rain
He didn't hear me shout "Look out for the train"
'Cause I didn't say anything


I just thought to myself, "Oh this is gonna be sad"
And it was. I'm a genius

I saw a man with only one eye... in a 3D movie
I saw a little boy drop his ice cream cone directly on his mother's corpse
I saw a kitten stuck in a tree then the kitten jumped off and he hung itself
I saw a boy who had red hair
I went to a store looking for something to buy
But they only sold paintings of the same sad guy
No, wait! This store sells mirrors!
See what I did there?
Let's rock!


The world's so sad, Madison
Pain, war, genocide, racism, sexism
But I gotta remember there are good things about it too
Like the fact that none of that's happening to me, score!
Still though, it's hard not to be sad about it
How do y'all do it?
I've been telling you terribly sad things this whole song, you haven't been sad at all
You've been happy. No, you've been laughing
That's it, laughter, it's the key to everything
It's the way to solve all the sadness in the world
I mean, not for people who are actually sad, but for the people like us who've gotta fucking deal with 'em all the time
Being a comedian isn't being an insensitive prick capitalizing on the most animalistic impulses of the public, it's being a hero!
The world isn't sad. The world's funny! I get it now! I'm a sociopath!

I saw an old man slip and fall, what a fucking idiot
I saw a woman at her daughter's funeral
Hahaha! Classic comedy!
Everything that once was sad is somehow funny now
The Holocaust and 9/11?
That shit's funny 24/7
'Cause tragedy will be exclusively joked about
Because my empathy is bumming me out
Goodbye sadness
Hello jokes
Thank you very much