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Now that you know me
I’m sorry I’m nothing new
But keep it a secret
How easy I lose my cool

Now with all of the lights out, the worst is over
Or just beginning
What is the difference

And I wanna believe
That I’m keeping my dignity
I had it all planned out, I was gonna be free
But I get so worked up over beautiful things
And when I sing about you, it’s just a song about me
And for anyone listening:
This is not a trick to make you love me
I would never treat a man like that

The water is colder
I’m finally turning blue
Phases of cruelty
It’s fun to do something new
You thought the worst was all over
They turned the lights out
It’s just beginning
What is the difference

And I want to believe
That in keeping my dignity
That I would spare no pains, stop at no expense
But I am getting too old for the quick revenge
And when we both die alone I hope we’re still friends
And when you ask where the good times went
Maybe it’s my look of loveless torment
Who would ever need a man like that?

I don’t need anyone
I’ve got all that I need by my own side
Suddenly there’s things I’m understanding
That I’ll never understand away
What is the difference?
Keep it a secret


from Survival of the Softest, released August 11, 2017
Auxiliary percussion by Alex Miner



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