VBS

Album: Home Video (2021)
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  • In the summer of '07 I was sure I'd go to heaven
    But I was hedging my bets at VBS
    The preacher in a t-shirt told me I could be a leader
    Taught me how to build a fire and to spread the word

    In the evening everybody went to worship and weep
    Hands above our heads, reaching for God
    Back in the cabin, snorting nutmeg in your bunk bed
    You were waiting for a revelation of your own

    Sedentary secrets like peach pits in your gut
    Locked away like jam jars in the cellar of your heart
    Waiting to be tasted and ultimately wasted
    You were gonna win me over from the start

    Your poetry was so bad
    It took a lot to not laugh
    You said that I showed you the light
    But all it did in the end
    Was make the dark feel darker than before

    Your dad keeps his sleeves down through the summer for a reason
    Your mother wears her makeup extra thick for a reason
    When I tell you you were born and you are here for a reason
    You are not convinced the reason is a good one

    While you're going to sleep your mind keeps you awake
    And it makes your heart beat fast and loud
    There's nothing you can do but the only thing you found
    Playing Slayer at full volume helps to block it out

    Poetry was so bad
    It took a lot to not laugh
    You said that I showed you the light
    But all it did in the end
    Was make the dark feel darker than before
    Dark feel darker than before
    Dark feel darker than before

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