You're On Your Own, Kid

Album: Midnights (2022)
Charted: 8
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  • Summer went away, still the yearning stays
    I play it cool with the best of them
    I wait patiently, he's gonna notice me
    It's okay, we're the best of friends
    Anyway
    I hear it in your voice, you're smokin' with your boys
    I touch my phone as if it's your face
    I didn't choose this town, I dream of getting out
    There's just one who could make me stay
    All my days

    From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
    I waited ages to see you there
    I searched the party of better bodies
    Just to learn that you never cared

    You're on your own, kid
    You always have been

    I see the great escape, so long, Daisy May
    I picked the petals, he loves me not
    Something different bloomed, writing in my room
    I play my songs in the parking lot
    I'll run away

    From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
    I called a taxi to take me there
    I searched the party of better bodies
    Just to learn that my dreams aren't rare

    You're on your own, kid
    You always have been

    From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
    I gave my blood, sweat, and tears for this
    I hosted parties and starved my body
    Like I'd be saved by a perfect kiss
    The jokes weren't funny, I took the money
    My friends from home don't know what to say
    I looked around in a blood-soaked gown
    And I saw something they can't take away
    'Cause there were pages turned with the bridges burned
    Everything you lose is a step you take
    So make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it
    You've got no reason to be afraid

    You're on your own, kid
    Yeah, you can face this
    You're on your own, kid
    You always have been Writer/s: Jack Michael Antonoff, Taylor Alison Swift
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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