Again I let jealousy blind me today.
My oldest friend, and I blew her away
Just a few kind words, and all I could say
Was ‘I’ve known you, what, 10 years and it feels like a day”

And I watched her cry
Torn apart at the hands of a child

Again I used arrogance as something to depend
Condemned all religion to a pitiless end
And a politician’s resonance rang through my mind
Patriotic in one sense, in the other just blind

And oh, so many die
Torn apart at the hands of a child
I’ll keep on going, I’ve got nothing to lose
I gave up morals when I took up you.
And it’s boring to hear of another young truth
What a typically shit thing to do

And I was so shallow to the one man who stuck around
Sunk so low that I nearly drowned
And I screamed of his heart when he wasn’t around
Consoled him recklessly, I knew he was down.

Oh, I watched him cry
A broken heart at the hands of a child
And I’ll keep on going, I’ve got nothing to lose
I gave up morals when I took up you
And it’s boring to hear of another young truth
What a typically shit thing to do

And I have felt heartbreak too and I know what it feels like
And I have felt heartbreak, now you can leave me alone, right?
I have felt loneliness and I know what it feels like

And I’ll keep on going, I’ve got nothing to lose
I gave up morals when I took up booze
And it’s boring to hear of another young truth
What a typically shit thing to do


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  • +3
    My Opinionlove this song, listen to it when I'm angry at someone or myself.
    beanbeanon May 23, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.
    missileon May 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song. I'm pretty sure it's just called "Typical" though. That's how it's listened on the "My Manic and I EP".
    OAMMon September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is sooo cool! I'm sad it's not on any of her later albums!
    carrrrrrlon August 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI just love how she changes "I gave up morals when I took up you" into "I gave up morals when I took up booze" in the last verse
    elisadestroyson December 05, 2011   Link

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