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the whole world is already on fire
and I missed my chance
to strike the match
high and alone
in my pretty prison
that I built
with my own two hands

drunk and asleep
drunk and asleep
I walked and I crawled
down Valencia Street
Valencia Street
and now there's no way back

I saw your eyes see my eyes
I saw your hands
shackle my hands
I tried to take
what wasn't given
you looked away
you shook your head

I was a thief
I was a thief
who sold what she stole
in the shadows so deep
shadows so deep
they went from blue to black

we're all gonna die anyway
like a wolf in a trap who devours himself
just to get away

I felt my hand slide off the wheel
I felt my foot
push hard on the gas
I heard myself say
"this isn't real"
just before
I heard the crash

I put up my hair
I rose from the floor
I was dressed in the skins
of the creatures before
the creatures before
and I could hear them laugh

watch out for old age
it will cut your throat
it will drink your blood
it will ask for more
it will ask for more and there's always more

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from Message From the Watery Machine, released July 9, 2017
Mary O'Neil

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