Having Been Is No Way to Be

Album: Warm (2018)
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  • Oh I was naive
    My shoes were untied
    In heaven everything is just fine
    But the phones are dead
    And so is the light
    And so are you
    And honey so am I
    But the earth still turns
    For the unconcerned
    Days pass below like train windows
    I was a sapling tree
    The birds looked like me
    Oh I begged my nerves to kick me something new

    From time to time
    I would watch you sleep
    Oh, I wonder how much freedom we can dream

    And I'm sorry when you wake up to me
    I just got tired
    Shining steady like a spider web's an empty stage
    Now the people say
    What drugs did you take?
    And why don't you start taking them again?
    But they're not my friends
    And if I was dead
    What difference would it ever make to them?

    If I got high
    From time to time
    Oh I wonder how much freedom you would need
    And I'd be sorry when you wake to me

    I'm reaching out to you
    I'm writing all the time
    I don't see deep but I see far and wide
    I see dead trees
    But the roots have leaves
    Just because I can't describe it doesn't mean I shouldn't try
    To untwist the knife
    To unmake my mind
    Having been is no way to be alive

    And I'm alive
    When I watch you sleep
    I wonder how much freedom we need
    And I'm here
    When you wake up to me
    And I'm still here
    When you wake up to me Writer/s: Jeffrey Tweedy
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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