Giving Up Everything

Album: Natalie Merchant (2014)
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  • Giving up everything
    
my hungry ghost of hopefulness

    Giving up everything
    
not haunted by wanting this

    Giving up everything
    
the fortune I was saving

    Giving up everything
    I mercy-killed my craving

    Giving up everything
    
I've opened up my eyes for this

    Giving up everything
    
see the whole magnificent emptiness

    Gave what I want for how it is
    
for the stone inside and the bitterness
    
for the sweetness at the core of it

    Giving up everything
    The master plan, the scheming

    Giving up everything
    
my cursed search for meaning

    Giving up everything
    
the compass and the map I was reading.

    The hinterlands I'm leaving
    I'm finally leaving behind

    Giving up everything
    
the big to-do, the hullabaloo
    The tug-of-war for some twisted truth
    
For the everlasting ache of it
    No longer slave, not chained to it
    
no gate, no guard, no keeper
    
no guru, master, teacher

    See the slow-receding faces
    
dissolve to black, no traces Writer/s: NATALIE MERCHANT
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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