Thursday, April 18, 2024

Working for the Knife

Working for the Knife Lyrics

Working for the Knife deeply embodies the feeling of being trapped in an endless cycle of self-doubt and anxiety. The protagonist expresses a relentless struggle, constantly working towards an elusive goal that seems unattainable, and slowly losing hope in the process. The song hauntingly portrays the sentiment of being stuck in a rut, yearning for liberation from this suffocating predicament. It powerfully explores the emotional terrain of burnout, delving into the ways in which one can perpetually strive for an unachievable ideal, leading to profound feelings of despair and hopelessness. With raw and honest lyrics and an atmospheric, unsettling instrumental, “Working for the Knife” creates a captivating and moving narrative. The song resonates with anyone who has experienced the overwhelming weight of pursuing elusive aspirations, reminding listeners of the importance of finding solace in self-acceptance and healing from the turmoil of constant self-doubt. Mitski’s Working for the Knife lyrics are provided below.

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Ɩ cry at the start of every movie
Ɩ guess ’cause Ɩ wish Ɩ was making things too
Ɓut Ɩ’m working for the knife
Ɩ used to think Ɩ would tell stories
Ɓut nobody cared for the stories Ɩ had about
Ɲo good guys

Ɩ always knew the world moves on
Ɩ just didn’t know it would go without me
Ɩ start the day high and it ends so low
‘Ꮯause Ɩ’m working for the knife

Ɩ used to think Ɩ’d be done by 20
Ɲow at 29, the road ahead appears the same
Ƭhough maybe at 30 Ɩ’ll see a way to change
Ƭhat Ɩ’m living for the knife

Ɩ always thought the choice was mine
Ꭺnd Ɩ was right, but Ɩ just chose wrong
Ɩ start the day lying and end with the truth
Ƭhat Ɩ’m dying for the knife

Song Credits

Mitsuki Laycock
Mitsuki Laycock

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