Play Dead

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“Stay with me tonight” are the words that made the best night of my life
Being terrified in a different way made me feel alive
And it’s a far cry from the cries that nobody seemed to hear that night
I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t talk, just play dead and sleep it off

Stay with me tonight and I promise you the best night of you life
Being pacified is the very thing that’s kept me alive
Keep your distance, keep your guard up
I didn’t know that I could be this tough
But I know that enough is enough and I’m sick of being messed up

Dirty on the inside and a shower couldn’t wash clean
The stains on my arms and legs and the bad dreams
And something’s changed inside me because I used to know the word ‘no’
A bit too lenient sometimes, just play dead and let it go

Is it crazy to think that basic human rights can be more than illusion
I am not a monster it’s taken me so long to come to that conclusion
And I want them to know they broke me in more ways than I can show
And sometimes I still have trouble sleeping at night
But at least I sleep alone


from Past Tense, released December 1, 2016
Sidney Abernathy - Guitar, Vox



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