My Father's Son

Album: Lightning Bolt (2013)
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  • I come from a genius, I am my father's son
    Yeah, too bad he was a psychopath and now I'm the next in line
    Lonely nest dear mother, yes, surely she's a work of art
    I never got top dollar, but she gave us all a star

    Can I get a reprieve?
    This gene pool don't hurt me
    Can I beg a release
    From the volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fell
    I called on DNA
    Why such betrayal
    Got me tooth and nail

    Yeah, how's about one conversation with nothing else left to be had
    Oh, is this your long lost son, and he's never had dear old dad
    I forget the insemination and for that I'm supposed to be glad
    What a pity you left us so soon to climb your mountain of regret

    Can I get a reprieve?
    This gene pool dark and deep
    Can I beg a release?
    Can I volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fell
    I called on DNA
    Why such betrayal?
    Oh I gotta set sail

    Oh real bright light shining as you're trying to breathe in thin air
    Cannot forget you're hiding collected wounds left unhealed
    When every thought you're thinking sinks you darker than the new moon sky
    The faraway lights rising in the whites of your eyes

    Now father you're dead and gone and I'm finally free to be me
    Thanks for all your dark gifts for which I've got no sympathy
    I'm living in a walled-up place in the bounds of fifth symphony
    Thanks for this and thanks for that, I gotta let go, learn to see legacy

    Can I get a reprieve?
    This gene pool don't hurt me
    Can I beg a release?
    Can I volunteer amputee?
    From the moment I fell
    I called on DNA
    Why such betrayal
    Oh I gotta set sail Writer/s: EDDIE JEROME VEDDER, JEFFREY ALLEN AMENT
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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