I'm currently writing a song about a man in his 40's who has poured more than he had into other people his whole life, just trying to be a good person, but now that he's grown up and had kids, he considers himself old and burnt out. He uses this as an excuse not to try to be a good person, or care about his life whatsoever. He has a broken relationship with his family because of this, and is just waiting to die, even though so many people support him and love him. In the song, I want the listener to dislike him and be frustrated with him at the beginning of the song, but be sympathetic towards him by the end. I've tried many times to write and outline the lyrics, but to no avail. The lyrics never fit the somber tone of the song. I just need some advice on how to portray different negative qualities in the first and second verses, respectively, and then to have the climax and resolution where the listener can empathize with this character in the bridge. If I can't think of a good way to do this, I may trash the song altogether. I know that the resolution in the bridge, where the listener can empathize with him, will be revealing his reasoning. I'm not asking anybody to write this for me, but I just want some advice on how I can accomplish this.