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Living Life Off Of Shrugged Shoulders

from The Vowels Demo by Ex Era

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Now I'm holding my heart, right here in my hands,
It's been far too long, to be able to stand.
Yet I haven't fell there's strings in my feet.
I'm just a marionette, with a tear at the seam.

Now I want to restart, yet I can't help but run.
And I'm not strong enough, to say that I'm done.
I realize as I'm getting, so much older,
I'm living life off of shrugged shoulders.

We all see the same sky for our entire lives,
But you never learned to appreciate the sun.
And though we turn the sun still burns,
So our dusk will become another person's dawn.

Now I'm feeling my bones, as they're beginning to break,
And I'm watching my lungs as all the air escapes.
All these hands that I hold, are lightly letting go,
And I seem to have forgotten everything I used to know.

So slightly slide beside me, I'm not going home tonight, see,
Despite the stories you've been told you sold your souls and goals for gold.
All the words on the page are getting so much bolder,
I'm living life off of shrugged shoulders.

We all see the same sky for our entire lives,
But you never learned to appreciate the sun.
And though we turn the sun still burns,
So our dusk will become another person's dawn.

We use our wings to ride the wind into the sky.
Oh my God I'm coming home.
And I can be anything but this is all I know.
Just go.

Don't fall away.
We are nothing if not broken, searching for the answers in wrong places.
And though you wandered the woods for your whole life,
you never saw the forest for the trees.

And I can tell you, that I am this pocket watch that can't count the time.
But you're unable, to see past this wall that I built cuz I hate facing fate.
The imps run rampant, and I stay at home cuz I don't want to be one of them.
You see the hypocrisy? I'm just as bad if not worst but at night I still sleep alone.

I say I'm happy, and really I am but I know that there's more to this.
For months I wondered, when life would catch up with me, turns out I'm left behind.
I know I'm better, off than a lot but I'm still doing worse than most,
Cuz I have anxiety and I can't fucking talk to anyone that I don't know.

My eyes have seen the end of the rope.
Only way to survive is to just let go.
Just let go!

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from The Vowels Demo, released November 26, 2014

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