I'm Not Bad But I Play That Way

from by Emily Is

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(when i walked in)
i knew the trouble started
the ticking time bomb in my hand
(starts flashing)
countdown to a showdown,
educate/ misunderstand
tell myself it's different--
different players
different game
they may all be different
but it's me that's still the same.

you'd think i'd learn
but i don't
you'd think i'd learn
but i won't
i'm not bad but i play that way

(when i woke up)
days later accepted the razor blade inside my mind
i vowed to
find you in the wreckage
explain i want you to be mine
broken by need
symbolically on my knees
sometimes choosing chains
is the way to make you free

what's left after this wandering,
this wandering,
once this wandering is done
from this wandering
all this wandering
i hope what's left
is you and me
cause you had me
you and me


from Dancing on the Faultline, released June 15, 2015
chatterbox on piano



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