Autobiography

from by Elizabeth Carol K

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I shook hands with my trouble when I was young, don't blame my mom and dad it wasn't their fault. Born a little headstrong I decided to meet my angels at the start, down half a flight of stairs and off the tail end of a truck. // But the iron in my back draws me back to the railroad tracks. I'll head for the train yards, you'll make for the bars.

And I've been wearing out my welcome mat, I know I’m wearing out the door. Pacing up and down the hall, I know I’ve hollowed out the floor. I'll spend my life breaking habits that aren't worth the keep. And movement's all I've got to keep these bones from getting weak.

Take a breath settle down your shipwrecks and sworn regrets while I learn to have patience with my past. I'm still recovering from my fist fights with the devil, still sleep with my light on to keep them from waiting in the corner. // And with pistons in my eyes and a ramrod for a spine you can't convince me that I'm easy to love.

‘cause I’ve been wearing out my welcome mat, I know I'm wearing out the door. I'm pacing up and down the hall, I know I've hollowed out the floor. I'll spend my life breaking habits that aren't worth the keep. And movement's all I've got to keep these bones from getting weak. I can't let it be the death of me.

And I still see ghosts around these parts, I see them walking with the road. I don't mind the company, it doesn't scare me like it once did years ago. To each his own memories to rummage through tonight, to each his own demons to please. To each his own miles to cover before we get our sleep.

Movement’s all I've got to keep these bones, movement's all I've got to keep this will from getting weak.

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from HYSTERICS, released February 7, 2014
All tracks - Elizabeth Krunnfusz
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Autobiography has a few due nods - one nod, the opening lyric, to a lyric in The Horrible Crowes' song "I Believe Jesus Brought Us Together" [I believe my trouble and your trouble shook hands] and another nod, in the end bridge, to The Wonder Years' "Came Out Swinging" [that doesn't scare me like it did seven months ago]

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