I woke up with some bruises and a hangover today
Everything I ever loved has blown away
Like my lover's Sunday dresses and the smiles on her face
It seems great, great, wind just won't let them stay

I left my house wearing a top hat and a great big smile
Because I know that you'd be staying for a little longer while
Turns out my baby was a ghost and she's been holding out this candle
"That's not what even hurts the most," she said
"It's the drinking I can't handle."
And it's not the things that you do, it's just the things you say
"A couple swigs of whiskey will help ease the pain."

I know that I'm a fool and that's my cue to leave
I'll wipe away my tears and catch a ride on the breeze
I'll find myself a cave, a nice, cozy cave
And make friends with all the animals and trees
It's not the things you do, it's just the words you say
A call or two would go a long way
"Your heart is in the ground and your head is in the clouds.
And I don't think I'll be able to get you down."

I had breakfast with the Tin Man
We talked about silly things
I told him he's lucky he don't have a heart
He says, "You humans are fools and take everything for granted.
I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all."

That night, I walked home
It was cold and I was alone
I thought about my life and my dreams
I decided I would be happy and I would love myself
And I would everything

Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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