Story of Your Bones

Album: Story of Your Bones (2000)
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  • It's been two long months since I took a good look in the mirror
    And in that time I find these lines on my face have gotten clearer
    It's time I reintroduced myself to the world
    Show them what I'm all about
    Even if it's just so they can chew me up, turn their heads, and spit me out.

    These bones in my face are from my mother
    These lips I use are from my father
    And the nose that rests above them is from another man
    Somewhere who didn't even bother

    I wonder what would he say
    If he knew I got up here and rambled on this way
    Would he then be proud and make it known
    That he was part of me and I was one of his own

    It's been five long weeks since I've been able to kiss your face
    And that always makes me question if this bullshit is worth it in the first place
    'Cause I have to know the story of your bones
    And I long to rove the map of your skin
    And I'm tired of us both feeling loved yet alone
    I want to feel where you've hurt, I want to taste where you've been

    But what will they say
    Will they still come and hear me when they know I love you this way
    As I read you with my mouth and my finger tips
    Like berries you color my hands, like wine you stain lips

    It's been two long months since I took a good look in the mirror. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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