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"You're Not Afraid Of Drowning; Just Breathing"

You can promise me everything
And give me nothing.
But I promise I'll see you out
Till the end.

You can promise me a song,
But it's either one note too short or too long.
I'll lay it down
On your riverbed.

That way it can swim out to sea,
Contaminate the waters.
Drink it, quench my thirst
In more than one way.

I was going to sing with all my power,
But it turned out to be that hour
When the chorus man comes
And takes my breath away

He took my breath away
He took my breath away
He took my breath away
Darling, can you get it for me?

Maybe then I can tell you wonders
All about yourself.
That way you won't be so
Self-diluted.

Eye me with suspicion,
Or don't even listen.
How can I show I'm right
If you don't let me prove it?

You promised me a song,
But it was either one note too short or too long.
But I'll help you sing it
Anyway.

The rust in my veins
Act like steel chains,
And are keeping me from
Singing away.

It took my song away
It took my song away
It took my song away
Can you get it for me?



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