Freebird II

Album: Wide Awake! (2018)
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  • I've learned how not to miss the age of tenderness
    That I am so lucky to have seen once
    And now that I've become older I've learned how to brush over
    My history and how it's sequenced

    When I think about you I see a person who
    Hasn't existed for a long time
    Before you started using, before I starting choosing
    To do the same thing for the same reasons

    The first name I called you is not a name at all
    More of a duty than a function
    Often an execution, often with deep confusion of
    'Who was I when that name was just mine?'

    Like a serpent charmer negotiating harm
    I live with a basket of your silence
    And as the years record I can feel it growing board
    But I keep the top on in the meantime

    When I pass my reflection there isn't any question of
    Where the person in it came from
    When I catch myself thinking and hear the voice that speaks inside
    I know where I got my brain from

    Every step I've strayed from and followed
    Led me to the same location
    Every act I've forsake and borrowed
    A delivery to now
    And I've never wondered how I came to be
    I feel free like you promised I'd be
    Free I feel free like you promised I'd be
    Free I feel free like you promised I'd be
    Free I feel free like you promised I'd be Writer/s: Andrew Savage, Austin Bradley Brown, Maxwell Savage, Sean Yeaton
    Publisher: DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Krista from BoiseThe intro to this song is nearly identical to "Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam" by the Vaselines.
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