Half a Million

Album: Heartworms (2017)
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  • I make myself a promise
    Then break it every night
    I'm feeling loose and life don't make no sense
    I use my brains to build a fence
    'Round the claim I stake
    I take the drugs but the drugs won't take

    I took a pledge to grow up
    Then drank enough to make me throw up
    On all my dearly disappointed friends
    I'm just too lazy to make amends
    With you anyway
    That's why the pattern still remains

    There's half a million things that I'm supposed to be
    A shelter in the nighttime
    A punk running free
    And if it gets too deep
    I reach for my guitar
    And if I try hard

    I find something I can really drop into
    And everything that was is just a thing that I can sing
    'Cause everything is something next to nothing
    As crazy as it seems, you give it up and you are free

    Another candle to blow out
    New set of dark thoughts to shut out
    And everybody's got their remedies
    But nothing works like chemistry
    So raise a toast
    No more sipping from the fire hose

    There's half a million things that I'm supposed to be
    A shelter in the nighttime
    A freak on the scene
    And if it gets too deep
    I reach for my guitar
    And if I try hard

    I find something I can really drop into
    And everything that was is just a thing that I can sing
    Everything is something next to nothing
    As crazy as it seems, you give it up and you are free

    Oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh
    Oh oh oh
    La la la
    Ah ah ah

    There's half a million things that you're supposed to be
    A virgin in the moonlight
    A freak on the scene
    And if it gets too deep
    You reach for your guitar
    And if you try hard

    There's half a million things that I'm supposed to be
    A shelter in the nighttime
    A punk on the streets
    And if it gets too deep
    I reach for my guitar
    And if I try hard Writer/s: James Russell Mercer
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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