Here’s what it takes to survive
Saturday’s fever means you’re staying alive
Of course – an eight-ball of coke, you’re angry and broke
My mother misspoke by telling me the truth

Here’s what it takes to believe
Drink down the Drano ‘til the demons all leave
I won’t go – I told you I don’t wanna know

Here’s what it takes to regret
Wake up sleepwalking in your father’s missteps
The fridge door is open again, there’s leftover blame
You’re eating a shame and choking on the truth
Here’s what it takes to be heard
Angry rejoiners to discouraging words
I won’t go – I told you I don’t wanna know

What we once kept hidden from our parents
Now we keep it hidden from our kids
No second chances ever in this life
Just another chance to make the same mistake twice

Here’s what it takes to deny
Let’s make a movie ‘bout a hardworking guy
Who wastes time with family and friends
And learns to pretend that when it all ends
He’s closer to the truth

And if the least you can do
You fail your parents like you think they failed you
When they go
I told you I don’t wanna know

Here’s what it takes
Here’s what it takes
Here’s what
Here’s what it takes
Here’s what it takes
Here’s what
Here’s what it takes
Here’s what it takes
Here’s what

Here’s what it takes to forget
Here’s what I’ll take from you yet
Here’s what it takes to bleed
Here’s what it takes from you and me


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    General CommentWhat we once kept hidden from our parents
    Now we keep it hidden from our kids
    No second chances ever in this life
    Just another chance to make the same mistake twice


    Ow / Brilliant.

    This will be in my hands come Christmas. It wins the "must have it in my car" award.
    42 stepson December 13, 2016   Link

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