Slipping To My Knees

Somewhere between this bench and the tabletop
I am staring down at my fraying jeans
Threads that dangle, tangle intensity
and there’s an absentee thought swirling outside of my brain.
If it’s anything like an absentee landlord,
I am slowly going insane
And the plaster, plaster is coming with me

But I can’t let myself go
No because “let” is a word reserved for shitholes like this one
No one signs a lease without credit
and you asked me to give you some so..
crawl inside me and make your nest
You can live here, I’ll take a risk
I’ll try my best to understand and to hope that you will stay
You won’t break my Lease
You won’t break my Lease

Paint and plaster is crumbling
Falling with the market value
Pealing surface bare. Like flesh in the sun,
I feel so exposed, so unprotected…
but I guess I’m insured,
I am covered by fraying jeans.
The paint is falling, the point is slipping, my hems are missing
And I am wondering, I am wondering what this all means
Probably nothing.

Cause I can’t let myself go
No because “let” is a word reserved for shitholes like this one…
No one signs a lease without credit
and you asked me to give you some so..
crawl inside me and make your nest
You can live here, I’ll take a risk
I’ll try my best to understand and to hope that you will stay
You won’t break my Lease
You won’t break my Lease

You know I want so much to ask you for a guarantee,
some collateral
like the back of your hands, maybe your teeth, your smile
It has bought you time before, I can tell
it bends the unbendable, like my rigid backbone
Slipping to, Slipping to My Knees

But I can’t let myself go
No because “let” is a word reserved for shitholes like this one…
No one signs a lease without credit
and you asked me to give you some so..
crawl inside me and make your nest
You can live here, I’ll take a risk
I’ll try my best to understand
I’ll try my best to understand
I’ll try my best to understand
and to hope that you will stay
You won’t break my Lease
You won’t break my Lease

You know I want so much to ask you for a guarantee,
some collateral
like the back of your hands, maybe your teeth, your smile
It has bought you time before, I can tell
it bends the unbendable, like your and my rigid backbone
Slipping to, Slipping to My Knees
Slipping to my KneesSomewhere between this bench and the tabletop
I am staring down at my fraying jeans
Threads that dangle, tangle intensity
and there’s an absentee thought swirling outside of my brain.
If it’s anything like an absentee landlord,
I am slowly going insane
And the plaster, plaster is coming with me

But I can’t let myself go
No because “let” is a word reserved for shitholes like this one
No one signs a lease without credit
and you asked me to give you some so..
crawl inside me and make your nest
You can live here, I’ll take a risk
I’ll try my best to understand and to hope that you will stay
You won’t break my Lease
You won’t break my Lease

Paint and plaster is crumbling
Falling with the market value
Pealing surface bare. Like flesh in the sun,
I feel so exposed, so unprotected…
but I guess I’m insured,
I am covered by fraying jeans.
The paint is falling, the point is slipping, my hems are missing
And I am wondering, I am wondering what this all means
Probably nothing.

Cause I can’t let myself go
No because “let” is a word reserved for shitholes like this one…
No one signs a lease without credit
and you asked me to give you some so..
crawl inside me and make your nest
You can live here, I’ll take a risk
I’ll try my best to understand and to hope that you will stay
You won’t break my Lease
You won’t break my Lease

You know I want so much to ask you for a guarantee,
some collateral
like the back of your hands, maybe your teeth, your smile
It has bought you time before, I can tell
it bends the unbendable, like my rigid backbone
Slipping to, Slipping to My Knees

But I can’t let myself go
No because “let” is a word reserved for shitholes like this one…
No one signs a lease without credit
and you asked me to give you some so..
crawl inside me and make your nest
You can live here, I’ll take a risk
I’ll try my best to understand
I’ll try my best to understand
I’ll try my best to understand
and to hope that you will stay
You won’t break my Lease
You won’t break my Lease

You know I want so much to ask you for a guarantee,
some collateral
like the back of your hands, maybe your teeth, your smile
It has bought you time before, I can tell
it bends the unbendable, like your and my rigid backbone
Slipping to, Slipping to My Knees
Slipping to my Knees

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Swooshi, Swooshi

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