Despite the impression I've devoted my life
To this profession, I would flat deny
That I rely on you
I don't rely on you

But these papers that I've helped you write
Throughout the many years in your hire
May be all that I have to
Really hang on to -
So I rely on you
(Life between the lines)

My contributions feel resigned
To being secondary added lines
As if pre-designed
To be parenthesized

And it makes if even worse each time
They put your name in front and bracket mine
I guess they might assume
And yeah, it might be true
That I rely on you
(Life between the lines)

Now it's got the best of me
My life in parentheses
Bound on either side
A second place aside
It's only a fine line
Between the spotlight and the sideline
It's time to knock the brackets down
Turn my life around
And bid you goodbye

Now it's got the best of me
My life in parentheses
Bound on either side
Separately inside
It seems like a lifetime
Of sitting, waiting on the sideline
It's time to knock the brackets down
Turn my life around
And bid you goodbye

I don't know why I don't stand alone
But I'm not quite sure that I can stand alone



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