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I've been waiting on a minute
Where I can catch my breath
Keep my heart up in the clouds,
And this water below my neck
But I'm watching my home
Turn into a house
I'm split at the seams
I'm on my way out

'Cause I'm scared to be
Anything but restless
I'm scared for the sanctity of marriage
I'm scared to claim I'm anything but damaged
I'm scared

I'll try to be on my own and fly
Keep my head above the current
I'll lie and say I'm okay when I'm not
It goes, time don't wait for anyone
It flows, pulls the weak underwater
Just don't let me hold you any longer
I'm no good for anyone

How am I supposed to face the holidays?
Everyone's in different places
My chest can't keep a steady pace
And I thought we could stay together another year
And this winter just don't seem to end
And I can't scrape this image out of my head
I begged you not to go
With my hands on your waist
You kissed me,
And it all went away

Now I'm stranded
With a match in my hand
It's me against my problems,
But the flame burnt out again
And I'll try to keep some light in my eyes
Oh, I'll keep this to myself
Oh, I'll keep this to myself

I'll try to be on my own and fly
Keep my head above the current
I'll lie and say I'm okay when I'm not
It goes, time don't wait for anyone
It flows, pulls the weak underwater
Just don't let me hold you any longer
I'm no good for anyone

Well, my brother, he's off in Chicago,
And I'm left here to fend for myself
Well, my parents, they don't have each other,
But the photos still stand on the shelf
You pushed me aside in an instant
For some story you heard on the street
You left me to die in the corner
Struggling to stand on my own two feet

But I just need to know
If there's something left to believe in
I'm running out of matchsticks,
And my shoes are wearing thin
I'm sick of hitting dead ends
And falling through thin ice
Can't hold steady conversation
Can't look you in the eyes
I'm scared to death,
And I just don't think I'm sleeping it off

I'll try to be on my own and fly
Keep my head above the current
I'll lie and say I'm okay when I'm not
I'm no good for anyone

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from Dead Ends and Thin Ice, released November 17, 2014

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