Illicit Affairs

Album: Folklore (2020)
Charted: 44
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  • Make sure nobody sees you leave
    Hood over your head
    Keep your eyes down
    Tell your friends you're out for a run
    You'll be flushed when you return
    Take the road less traveled by
    Tell yourself you can always stop
    What started in beautiful rooms
    Ends with meetings in parking lots

    And that's the thing about illicit affairs
    And clandestine meetings
    And longing stares
    It's born from just one single glance
    But it dies, and it dies, and it dies
    A million little times

    Leave the perfume on the shelf
    That you picked out just for him
    So you leave no trace behind
    Like you don't even exist
    Take the words for what they are
    A dwindling, mercurial high
    A drug that only worked
    The first few hundred times

    And that's the thing about illicit affairs
    And clandestine meetings
    And stolen stares
    They show their truth one single time
    But they lie, and they lie, and they lie
    A billion little times

    And you wanna scream
    Don't call me kid
    Don't call me baby
    Look at this godforsaken mess that you made me
    You showed me colors you know
    I can't see with anyone else

    Don't call me kid
    Don't call me baby
    Look at this idiotic fool that you made me
    You taught me a secret language
    I can't speak with anyone else
    And you know damn well
    For you I would ruin myself
    A million little times

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