Thumbs

Album: Home Video (2021)
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  • You hung up the phone
    And I asked you what was wrong
    Your dad has come to town
    He'd like to meet
    I said "You don't have to see him"
    But for whatever reason you can't tell him no

    So we meet him at a bar
    You were holding my hand hard
    He ordered rum and coke
    I can't drink either anymore
    He hadn't seen you since the fifth grade
    Now you're nineteen and you're five-eight
    He said "Honey, you sure look great
    Do you get the checks I send on your birthday?"

    I would kill him
    If you let me
    I would kill him
    Quick and easy
    Your nails are digging
    Into my knee
    I don't know
    How you keep smiling

    I love your eyes
    And he has them
    But you have his
    'Cause he was first
    I imagine my thumbs on the irises
    Pressing in until they burst

    I clear my throat
    And say we ought to get home
    He offers us a ride
    I reply "No, that's alright"
    And when we leave
    You feel him watching
    So we walk a mile in the wrong direction

    I would kill him
    If you let me
    I would kill him
    Quick and easy
    Your nails are digging
    Into my knee
    I don't know
    How you keep smiling
    I don't know
    How you keep smiling
    I don't know
    How you keep smiling

    I wanna take your face between my hands and say
    "You two are connected by a pure coincidence
    Bound to him by blood, but baby, it's all relative
    You've been in his fist ever since you were a kid
    But you don't owe him shit even if he said you did
    You don't owe him shit even if he said you did" Writer/s: Lucy Dacus
    Publisher: WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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