Bethlehem

Album: Harbinger (1994)
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  • Pulling on the apron strings looking up
    Standing on the chair to be grown up
    I feel so little, I need my pillow
    I hate the time, I hate the clock
    I want to be a dog or I want to be a rock

    Sunday's pancakes Miss Mary Mack
    Color Polariods show my heart attack
    In my second-hand pants and dusty shoes
    The day that the playground laughed at my shoes
    It's my birthday next week and what I want please
    Is to turn on the heat so the fish won't freeze
    The fish in the tank froze and died last week
    Oh I want to be a dog or I want to be a leaf

    Quarry miners, fishermen
    In my town of Bethlehem
    Picket fences, church at ten
    No star above my Bethlehem

    Now I'm only 16 and I think I have an ulcer
    I'm hiding my sex behind a dirty sweatshirt
    I've lost five pounds these past few days
    Trying to be class president and get straight A's, well,
    Who gives a shit about that anyway?
    I want to be a dog or a lump of clay

    Chorus

    Still I'm tired of standing still
    Tired of living - still
    Everyday I dream of leaving

    Everybody's talking about Becky's bust
    The boys on the basketball team just fuck
    The same ten girls, who don't know who they are
    They're looking for some comfort in the back of a car
    The six-packs of beer, the locker room jeers
    I don't want to be me, I don't want to be here

    Chorus

    Red brick schoolhouse, dead end dirt roads, daffodils
    No star above my Bethlehem

    I want to be a dog or I want to be a rock
    I don't want to be me, I don't want to be here
    Bethlehem Writer/s: PAULA COLE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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