Well, she'd done it all by the time she turned nineteen
She had nothing better to do anyway
Yeah, she'd played all the parts and stolen all the scenes
And she'd said all she had to say

Oh my, Emily
You feel everything
I've been where you’ve been and I've seen what you see
Oh, sweet Emily

Well, she punched a hole in her bedroom wall
And through it she could see it all
How the world just keeps on spinning by
No one knows how or why

But oh my, Emily
What could it possibly mean?
You're looking pale and you look a little leaner now
Oh sweet Emily

Well, tragic is easy, it's the magic that's hard
So lift up your chin and let down your guard
The world is more than who we are
Let's split this scene, Emily

Well, they wore her in and they wore her down
All the hungry Jacks and Jills living in this town
Until she didn't know just who was who
She was just a drink they passed around

And now oh my, Emily
You can't feel a thing
You're looking cold and you look a little meaner now
Oh, sweet Emily

Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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