Optimistically drinking from the glass of the pessimistic

from Oddisee – That Real Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Oddisee uses the metaphor of drinking from a glass. He ties everything together nicely at the end; while he knows that it’s hard to find the balance between compromising your art while still being true to yourself, he’s still optimistic in the face of an idea that’s really pretty pessimistic

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