Well, I left a town of sinners, redneck priests and meth lab stalls
To find myself a few more just like me
The option's pretty skinny and the order's pretty tall
They swim the hippest waters in the sea
A summer in the sticky city, driving back and forth
I found myself a squat in Williamsburg
Nobody seemed to say sincerely "this could be a curse"
But everyone's the same with different shirts

I'm not sure what part about me they can't understand
No one's really from here
They just all pretend it's what they've been about
Those three kids left in Brooklyn sure know how to spin me out

I see a guy named Ian every morning at the store
Always piercing something with his eyes
Always wears a sweater, even in the warmest weather
Not afraid to say what he despised
But I did a little searching, you know, and much to my surprise
A few years back, a metal cover band
He yelled at me and said "The internet is full of lies"
Then I never saw Ian again

I'm not sure what part about him they can't understand
No one's really from here
They just all pretend it's what they've been about
Those two kids left in Brooklyn, they know how to spin me out

I grab shots in Decatur with a girl that's on my block
She's the best drummer that I know
Her band is always struggling and they always say they're juggling
All their schedules just to play a show
Working at American Apparel, selling women's clothes to guys
She got a call to play in someone's band they don't know at all
She don't want to do it, she's so broke that she said "screw it"
Then I never spoke to her again

I'm not sure what part about her she didn't understand
No one's really from here
They just all pretend it's what they've been about
That one kid left in Atlanta, fuck this place I'm getting out


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