Barbed Wire Fence

from by BrodyGreg

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I’m afraid to look out my window
And see the world staring back at me
The light it burns my eyes
Through the glass I don’t dare to see
So I'll just stay inside
Keep the curtains as closed as my mind
The television screen beams
Is this what you meant when you said you wanted to be free?
Remember when you said wanted to be free, my friend?
I show you my songs
You’ll tell me not to yell so loud
Well are you proud of me now?
Are you fucking proud of me now?

Remember when you said
You wanted to be free my friend?
It’s their prison or your own
At least out there you’re not on your own
It’s all in your head
The barbed wire fence you've built
It isn’t there

‘Cause I’m sick of being the guy
Who’s the first to say something but the last to act on his words
And I guess these songs let me do just that
But I swear that’s gonna change soon

So let’s tell it how it is
The day I claimed freedom was the day that I gave up
‘Cause I ain’t fighting for anything
When it takes 2 hours just to wake up

And 18 years ago, to that very day
I was born to a loving mother and some prick who ran away
And it didn’t take me long to figure out
That choosing who you want around is what family’s all about

Remember when you said
You wanted to be free my friend?
It’s their prison or your own
At least out there you’re not on your own
It’s all in your head
The barbed wire fence you've built
It isn’t there
It isn’t there

It’s just a
Bottle of whiskey that you’ve sipped back
A bullshit system that you just can’t hack
You can run but you’ll always come back
You’ll never be brave enough to make an attack so
Call up your friends
Spend all your money
They’ll laugh at your jokes
As if they’re really funny
Down a few beers and play a few games
Distract yourself from what really lies in your brain

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from Happenstance And Alcohol, released July 15, 2015

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I play chords and swear about things.

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