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Where are you sleeping now?
Is it downtown, in the bar that you've been living in?
Or at your parents' house, screaming so loud,
with the strangers that you call your friends?

I've been meaning to communicate with you, and get some peace -
but you're sipping booze to battle your bad moods, so we don't speak.

I ditched your call when I was leaving town.
It's something we can't seem to talk about.

It's all over now, you've been found out,
and the liquor's clouding up your breath.
You'll wake up on the couch, where you passed out when you couldn't drag yourself to bed.

The irony is such a simple thing,
and I cam see how complacency hangs from a brittle string
on tainted genes.

You'll ask me to dig this grave for two:
we can rot away in a dark and empty room.
But I can't stay here to waste my life with you.
It's not a party when it's all you do.

I'll rot away in someone else's shoes.


from Hard to Love, released February 22, 2016



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