And the drunks outside are howling like small animals
And I hear a bottle scrape, then explode
And I as I lean out to see
All the smoke being blown free
Forms a cloud around my nose

And the foam starts tumbling in toward the interstate
And I’m quiet, watching colored streetlights blur
Lately, every empty week
Is a marble in my cheek
I can’t speak a simple word

I really hate to be so silent right as you’re going away
But every time you visit me I feel too wiped out to say
I don’t want my sons to be
Anything like me
But I’d love my daughters to
Be like you

So I’m swallowing those raindrops like they’re medicine
I can feel them in the soles of my shoes
So they won’t shoot back up north
Well yeah, of course
God, I’m so tired of big news

If the lovechild you were always planning on
Would arrive in time to slaughter my bad dreams
At least find me a phone booth
Or someplace totally soundproof
I’ve got so much left to see

Four years out of my parents’ house and I still feel unprepared
I never thought I’d live this life just starting to get scared
I don’t want my sons to be
Anything like me
But I’d love my daughters to
Be like you

I really don’t believe in God or innocence
So there’s no way I can tell you where they are
But if I was ever close
It was eating chocolate toast
In the front seat of your car

So while on one hand I’m happy for you, secretly
I wish you would hang around another year
Because I just spent the last
With my head stuck in my ass
It’s a miracle to come clean

But if I don’t feel so great because I cannot see you soon
At least I’ve got that video of you dancing in my room
I don’t want my sons to be
Anything like me
But I’d love my daughters to
Be like you









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