Oh fossil, you lie there
And you pickle yourself with the liquor you drink
You learned to walk
But now your will, it shrinks
"Stand tall, my love," I call as you sink
Oh fossil, turn your flesh to stone
You've encased these bones
In a body that will not grow
And grow

And these hands are prone to stray
To keep dark thoughts, these fears at bay
And they'll creep upon a spine that is not yours
And they long for new notes, new notches, chords
And I dripped salty water on your kitchen floor
It was meant as a gift
But it was taken sore

I thought the puddles pretty
As they glistened raw
But you've spent your whole life
Cleaning mess that was not yours, was not yours

Oh fossil, you lie there
And your family, like lichen,
Will cling to your skin
You made your stand
But now your will, it shrinks
"Stand tall, my love," they call as you sink

Oh fossil,
Turned your flesh to stone
And the sand that trickles your veins is moving slow
And slow

And I'll look a ghost in the eye each day
'Til my head is stone and my pillow clay
And these hands were the first that would go astray
But you never used your own to make them stay

And when I dripped salty water
On your kitchen floor
And I thought that you'd be thankful
But you took it sore
And you said these puddles prickle
'Til my skin is raw
And I've spent my whole life cleaning mess
And I won't clean yours

Lyrics submitted by SuffetJet, edited by walzjenna

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