you came back weather beaten, and you stared out from the deck
with a dangerous disconnect

i asked you if our home could ever keep you from the road
you said, darling i don't know you're sucking honey from a stone
and i would rather be alone than have to live out such a drone

YOU can stop right there
that road goes nowhere
keep me if you would
i am the greater good

and i know that you could be solved by a tiny thing that laughs and sings and
lives off your love

when kindness abounds
thunders and surrounds
grows wildly from a whisper
to a windy booming sound

my fear of death is
my love of you
and i can't be bothered now to cry
i can't be bothered now that i
make my living surviving
you know theyve got garbage on the streets that falls like fruit down at your feet
ive been eating for free

once the walls came up
and once the roof set them in place
it was already to late

we had built a silence that would amplify the brain
and it choked the neck and burned the face
and when i ran out to escape
i saw the land that had been safe
take to screaming in my face
said, your life will now take place
in a quiet, enclosed space
till my danger is replaced
by simple human hate
AND MAY YOU HIDE YOUR FILTHY FACE FROM THE NOSY HUMAN RACE
AND MAY YOU DECORATE YOUR SPACE WITH ALL THEIR TRASH ANYWAY
TILL YOU BEAR NO FUCKING TRACE OF THE WORLD FROM WHENCE YOU CAME

you were born a pair of eyes
with every right to feel paralyzed
you can point em at the mirror and watch yourself cry
or you can learn how to live a lie

but now the horrible race is on
and the thrill of it can clench a fist and send it through the wood
rightfully misunderstood
from the moment that you could
less a set of lies
and more an easy compromise.


Lyrics submitted by hankmay4

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