Sticks and Stones Part 2

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Short circuits and false dependence
Sharp nails in picket fences
Sick of keeping my hands to myself
Summer settings and hurricane hearts
Callous crises and modern art
Adding two more notches to my belt

Whiteboards and obligations
Medicine for recreation
Sick of never taking what I give
Countdowns and apprehension
Loneliness and pretention
Dying without having really lived

Sticks and stones will never break these bones
But being the last one standing never felt so alone
One day I'll understand why good things have to end
But for now, I'll just have to pretend

Creation and confusion
Maintaining the illusion
Sick of never working up the nerve
Avoidance and disaster
Could we sink any faster?
Bloody nose from life throwing me curves

Sticks and stones will never break these bones
But being the last one standing never felt so alone
One day I'll understand why good things have to end
But for now, I'll just have to pretend

That everything turns out okay
But I can't find the words to say
Figure out a way to find the courage within
No one told me that was in the job description

Shuddering, it never shakes the cold
And being the one forgotten has gotten oh-oohw-old
One day I'll understand why good things have to end
But for now I'll just have to, now I'll

Sticks and stones will never break these bones
But being the last one standing never felt so alone
One day I'll understand why good things have to end
But for now, I'll just have to
Now I'll just have to
Now I'll just have to pretend

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from Commencement, released August 18, 2012

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