“The whole world wants you to be miserable. It wants you to put your head down, sigh to yourself and give up on being happy, and I know just as well as anyone that sometimes, giving up seems like the only option, but if you take one thing from this record I hope it’s this. Don’t give those mother-fuckers an inch. Stand your ground every chance you get because everybody deserves a chance to be happy.”—Dan “Soupy” Campbell, The Wonder Years lyricist and vocalist, on the message conveyed by The Upsides.
“Do me a favor… Stand up, walk to wherever the nearest window is, and just look outside. You may not know this, but there’s an entire planets-worth of summers, friends, sunsets, street lamps, songs, late nights, great films, and night skies waiting for you. Your life is as amazing as you want it to be, but first, you have to let it be that way.”—
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