GOTTA BE A BETTER EXPLANATION
THIS ONE FALLS THROUGH
‘COS IF HE WANTS TO STRING ALONG YOUR PATIENCE
APATHY WON’T DO

AND YOU GO TO BED WITH A FEELING OF DREAD
AND WONDER WHERE HE’S BEEN
CAST ASIDE THE NOTION OF PRIDE
AND BEG TO BE LET IN AGAIN

YOU THINK AT THE VERY LEAST HE’D TRY TO HIDE IT
PLAY THAT AGE OLD GAME
BUT SOMETHING’S DIFFERENT NOW
NOTHING’S SAID
BUT YOU FEEL IT ALL THE SAME

AND YOU TRY, AND YOU TRY
TO ADAPT TO EVERY LITTLE LIE
BUT YOU KNOW FULL WELL
THIS BIRD’S GONNA FLY

AND YOU GO TO BED WITH A FEELING OF DREAD
‘COS YOU KNOW WHERE HE HAS BEEN
DUST ASIDE YOUR WOUNDED OLD PRIDE
AND GROW A SECOND SKIN

AND YOU TRY, AND YOU TRY
TO REACT LIKE EVERY OTHER GUY
BUT A WALL GOES UP INSIDE
IT’S A LOVELY PLACE TO HIDE
AND THE WALL SOLIDIFIES
AND A SOLDIER NEVER CRIES
THEY SAY ALL THINGS MEND IN TIME
BUT YOU KNOW FULL WELL
THIS BIRD’S GONNA FLY

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