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  1. Explanation

From the album QUALMS

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Lyrics

before you say anything
my mind's already made
up and the damage weighed
i think it's for the best
it seems that i'm just too good
at dwelling on the bad
everything else just pales
or fails to impress
i didn't know the kind
of folk i was dealing with
until things got out of hand
before i had a grip
and nobody said a word
unless you count silences
unless you count all the screams
and you probably should

this is what getting what you want looks like
it's just how being so smart feels

professional pride compels
me to at least applaud
'cause that was quite an act
and i oughtta know
i'm guessing at least three days
before someone checks on me
and with an old spare key
what will you find
i didn't have the time
i could only muster nerve
go through what i leave behind
ready or not
delete everything untoward
every unflattering
suggestion of who i was
feel free to burn this

this is what getting what you want looks like
this is just how being so smart feels
this is what getting what you want looks like
this is just how being so smart feels

Written by Brendan Hines. © 2017 Not Going Further Productions (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.