Bad Husband

Album: Revival (2017)
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  • We never saw from each other's sides
    Or eye to eye
    Just eye for eye, lie for lie, fight or flight
    So much baggage, need a luggage rack
    But we carry on with our public spats and our feuds
    Up back in the news, love taps when I dissed you
    Like it was fun, actually used to run back to the booth
    Jump back in the studio
    Give you a tongue lashing, then you
    Laughed at the stomach tat with the tombstone
    It was funny back in our youth
    But then it wasn't after we knew
    That we were done and actually through (and actually through)
    But if there's one fraction of truth
    If it could be spun back I would do
    So many things different (things different)
    'Cause it was such a dumbass excuse
    You hit me once and that I would use
    To continue the pattern of abuse
    Why did I punch back?
    Girls, your dad is a scumbag, I'm confused
    Because

    How come you can be a Lord and a loser?
    How come, how come
    You can be a liar and a good father?
    A good dad, but a bad husband
    Why are you a good father?
    A great dad, but a bad husband

    You were the beat I loved with a writer's block
    The line that's hot, that I forgot
    We laughed a little, cried a lot
    I'll never forget when you came home and you held Hailie
    Day before you went to jail and daily
    How we'd wait for that mail lady
    Or by the phone for Mom to call
    And I watched you pull yourself up and we decided on
    Givin' it one more try despite it all
    You're my lightning rod when my sky gets dark
    I'm your shiny rocks in that tiny box
    When we tied the knot, when we broke the knot
    Every line we crossed we were s'pposed to not
    Every time we fought, the insults, they got
    Thrown too far
    Words that we said that we didn't mean
    The words that we meant that we didn't say
    The ones that we thought that we shoulda said
    Letters written that we coulda read
    Which maybe woulda lead to some good instead
    And had this put to bed
    But I'd be lyin' still if I said I wasn't sittin' here askin' myself

    How come you can be a Lord and a loser?
    How come, how come
    You can be a liar and a good father?
    A good dad, but a bad husband
    Why are you a good father?
    A great dad, but a bad husband (Dad, you said)
    Forever be a hero in my eyes (I reply)
    But there's always another side
    To a good father
    A great dad, but a bad husband

    We brought out the worst in each other
    Someone had to make the sparring end
    'Cause I loved you, but I hated that me
    And I don't wanna see that side again
    But I'm sorry, Kim
    More than you could ever comprehend
    Leavin' you was fuckin' harder than
    Sawing off a fuckin' body limb
    Once upon a time we're all we had
    Maybe that's what drew us
    To each other, it was true love
    Shit, we never knew was possible
    We might have loved each other too much
    And maybe that's what made us do what
    We did to each other, all the screw-ups
    'Cause you always thought that you was more in love with me
    And I was thinkin' I was more in love than you was
    For all the times that we thought it worked
    'Til we saw how wrong we were
    When the dust settles now and all the dirt
    If I touch the rawest nerve

    All I want is for us not to hurt
    And it's been an exhaustive search to find the words
    But I just heard "Mockingbird"
    And got the urge to jot some verses and thoughts
    The purpose was not to stir up or open wounds
    I've caused a few and so have you
    Or argue whose fault it was
    Partly yours, partly mine, but really no one's
    This is so tough, I'm gettin' choked up
    Oh fuck it, we both suck
    We broke up, got back together
    We both thought we had forever
    Not bad people, just bad together
    We were so nuts, back-stabbed each other
    Another blow struck, but there's no duckin' this blow
    'Cause it's over and it's closure
    But I'm not so sure how to close this
    I just don't know how some people can be so good
    At one thing and so fucked at a whole 'nother, shit, it's no wonder

    How come, how come, you can be a Lord and a loser?
    How come, how come
    You can be a liar and a good father?
    A good dad, but a bad husband
    Why are you a good father?
    A great dad, but a bad husband (Dad, you said)
    Forever be a hero in my eyes (I reply)
    But there's always another side to a good father
    A great dad, but a bad husband Writer/s: Alexander Grant, Luis Resto, Marshall Mathers, Sam Harris
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., ME GUSTA MUSIC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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