Poor Judge

Album: Mental Illness (2017)
  • Falling for you was always falling up
    Leather books and surplus government chairs
    I rose like smoke, or the steam from your cup
    A wave of heat where the lighter flares

    You might have found some other reason
    To burn me like a tissue screen
    My heart is a poor judge
    And it harbors an old grudge

    Falling for you was a walk off a cliff
    A dream of a car with the brake lines cut
    The only way you can stop it is if
    You turn around, keep the windows shut

    You might have found some other reason
    To leave me in that dark ravine
    My heart is a poor judge
    And it harbors an old grudge

    And I can see your light on
    Calling me back to make the same mistake again

    And I'll say no, when you ask me, no, when you ask me, no when you ask again
    'Cause I won't let it past me, won't let it past me
    Won't let it past til I see that I'm last and then

    Falling for you was a last ditch plan
    You sized me up with your thumb on the scale
    I came up short, but you do what you can
    The hammer's nothing without the nail

    You might have had some other reason
    To lead me to the guillotine
    But your heart is a poor judge
    And it harbors an old grudge

    And I can see your light on
    Calling me back to make the same mistake again Writer/s: Aimee Mann, John Morgan Roderick
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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