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lyrics

Every moment
Every place
You can tell the motion is everything

Every violent
Turn of phrase
Squeeze your bones, pop the trigger, baby

Why don’t you make me smile?
You don’t know where your daughter is
But you know what the ladies like
Why don’t you make me smile?
I don’t sleep in the gutter man
But I know what the rain is like, yup

What a vision
Misery
I’m an only child of sorrow, baby

Bodies burning
Where’s the peace?
Women on the floor in their bathrooms, moaning

So amazing
Just to think
I can never help inviting attention

Never face him
Never blink
I would never ruin the moment, moment

Why don’t you make me smile?
I don’t know what the joke is, man,
But I know what the choking’s like
Why don’t you make me smile?
On paper it sounds so nice
Why don’t you make me smile?

In the coolness
Of the night
Gaze set up at the clocktower light

All the groping
Passing by
Lil anorexia cousin lover

Ruination
Look alive
Like a gold ring tight in a fat fist, baby

In your mind you
Lullaby
While these eyeless dogs fight in the parking lot

Why don’t you make me smile?
I don’t know where the window is
But I know where the light is right
Why don’t you make me smile?
I don’t jump over puddles man
But I know what the rain is like, yup

Why don’t you make me smile?
My best friend loves ugly men
I promise you’re just her type
Why don’t you make me smile?
And I’ll dance real slow
Imperceptible but for your sight
Why don’t you make me smile?
I learn nothing but patience here
From your incessant diatribes
Why don’t you make me smile?
Medical gauze on my eyes
Oh, what a lovely night

credits

from Survival of the Softest, released August 11, 2017
Backing vocals by Noah Quillec

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