No name Sonata in A minor

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If I were God, I’d quit
No more how coulds or what ifs
And just leave it to you
Some other fool

Pretend I’m a different man
Hit the streets like a common hand
But I won’t learn from you and earn every bruise
Patience was the plan.

Heard a boy recite his father’s life
Made me thing of what’s yours and what’s mine
But I missed what he said
On a life just dead.

Does it soothe to know that there’s no pain
That the wrath just missed daddy’s brain
Just tell them, “stay brave and live just the same”
Teaching beyond a grade

I don’t love you like I should.


from WiSDOMTEETH, released April 25, 2013



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