Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sincerely, K

I built this house
but it fell down
before I got one night of sleep
So how does that beat all the fools who never tried?
They missed the moon
in rented rooms,
traded stories over food
I worked alone,
broke my bones
with all my pride
I desired royal attire,
so I acquired the emperor's skin
held a parade & begged the world to look inside-
I wanted fame, 'cause I thought fame could prove to me
that I was great
it never came;
I was a failure to myself
It's the way of the world to swallow you alive
The way of the world to swallow you alive

Spirit first.

It's been so long
singing songs
I couldn't possibly still mean
i guess they're lies
if they've lost the truth they had
and it's so hard to get well,
writing postcards home from Hell
I'd rather pack; I'd rather leave this all...
It's the way of the world to swallow you alive
the way of the world to swallow you alive

Spirit first.

Whoa, Whoa, I give up
Whoa, Whoa, I give up Ooo - ooooh
I give up.

You get one life, and I spend mine
chasing highways made of ghosts
now I don't know the way home from where I stand
And I believed I was free,
til I forgot what I believed
now I don't even need chains to hold me down...

- - - Sincerely, K

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