Yeah I spoke to him once and he never looked up
Even though I stood there talking for the longest time
It was as if I was acting out lines that someone else had written
Unwillingly, they'd become mine

Lines like "I worn out my ambition because I soaked it in wine"
Use it if you can use it
And you tell me that I'm not but I'll tell you what
I'm entitled to what's rightfully mine
Use it if you can use it

It's a wreckage out there, but there's a heartbeat behind every door
An infinite menu of invisible lives
I have followed that smile, but for how long?
Your dull eyes shine just enough
Like some dirty coppers coins looking up from the bottom of an old wishing well
You know that I worn out my ambitions: I soaked them in wine
Use it if you can use it

I'm in that photograph but it was taken before I was actually alive
Life is long if you know how to use it

If we all joined in with the life you're living
Live in the skin that you've been given
All the things that you've done and you do to yourself
It was spread out like a dream on the ground
Dreams like that should not be wasted

Happiness isn't a gift your given
Pain and guilt they're our Western traditions
You're rehearsing them with an insanity
But then we are only human
And we're all sharing the same moon
We're sharing the same moon

Lyrics submitted by etinacadiaego

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