Deserter

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Complacent
And I'm wasting away
Walls are closing in around me
I'm a fraction of what I used to be

Desires
They're all running away
I've become an apathetic renegade
In denial of my own pain

I know it's not the way
To impress you
I could do better I just don't want to
A burden, a chain of my own design keeps me bound
Waiting for a key I swallowed long ago to hold it down

Run away
Hide the shame
Give me a reason I should hold on

So tie me up
And give me a name
Beat me like an animal without refrain
When I get mine, I'll put my life back on the line

I'm driving
Off a cliff in the rain
Hit the ground and burst into an open flame
When the smoke clears
I'll be the same

Surrender
Let the hospital say
I put up a good fight and walked away
But the damage
Will never fade

I know it's not the way
To impress you
I could do better I just don't want to
A burden, a chain of my own design keeps me bound
Waiting for a key I swallowed long ago to hold it down

Run away
Hide the shame
Give me a reason I should hold on

So tie me up
And give me a name
Beat me like an animal without refrain
When I get mine, I'll put my life back on the line

I know it's not the best scene I've shown...

Who wouldn't say?
If I could only find another way
Lead I to the wall and I'll escape
A prisoner outside lost and dangerous to everyone

In a perfect world like this
I still feel so uptight and emotionless
Need to find a way to kill my doubts
And hold my head above the water
It's as perfect as it seems
I've never felt strong about anything
You could fight for what you love
Or you could wait for something better

What would you die for?...

What'd I say? What'd I say? Is there something I can't see?

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from Bright Black EP, released August 12, 2016

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