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lyrics

Fuck what you say.
I can't ever repent
feeding the gospel your lips spell.
Watching drool drip from your mouth,
your faith quickly empties out.
You're left feeling ungrateful.

Welcome to this point system you've introduced.
I've never felt so honored
to find a gratifying way of winding myself into beaches full of black sands.

Take all your games and your naive girl ways,
feeding on bullshit your lips spew.
Playing violins the size of a nail,
you do victory chants so well.
I'm left living my losses.

And watch me take a dive in,
only to come out empty-handed and stupid.
Egos watch while I play from afar.
Everybody's fucking on the way home from their hipster bar.

And goddamnit someone's singing too loud
because the record's scratched and the band doesn't care
about who you are or what you are looking for.
You play emotions like a fucking fiddle,
even the broken strings swindle.

Save your broken heart for someone who cares to hear you tell another story
worth the lack of security you choose to have.
You're not fooling anyone,
so take your broken smile
back to someone who gave a fuck when you weren't promising false dedicated prizes.

You walk your days in a haze to see the same faces again. You walk your days in a haze.

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from In a Perfect World, released October 12, 2012

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