the trees in the driveway

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your own house in the suburbs
a modest success
you have to take out your piercings before you go to work
but otherwise they're pretty cool about the way that you dress

the trees in the driveway
start to shed all their leaves
some people would say it's cuz they're dying but
to you it just seems like they're focused on the important things

i hate that you think you know me
just because you heard i used to get around
i never knew what i wanted then
so what makes you so sure that you do now?

i hate that you think you own me
just because you heard i used to get around
i never knew what i wanted then
so what makes you so sure that you do know?

you start to notice him fidget
he always comes to bed late
you tried to see what was keeping him once
but he's always so quick to close the page

you ask if he's checked the papers
he promises that he did
so why's he acting like the future you dreamed of
is a cage that he's now trapped in?

i hate that you think you know me
just because you heard i used to get around
i never knew what i wanted then
so what makes you so sure that you do now?

i hate that you think you own me
just because you heard i used to get around
i never knew what i wanted then
so what makes you so sure that you do know?

he's been gone since the weekend
he said he was going downtown
you know that you should be enraged
but instead of getting mad you just shut down

your hair's a disaster
the color's started to fade
and when you get to work, everyone remarks about
how beautiful you look today

the trees in the driveway
start to shed all their leaves
some people would say it's cuz they're dying but
to you it just seems like they're focused on the important things

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from magical pessimism 2014, released July 14, 2014

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