Around the Bend

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lyrics

Around the Bend

Everyone wants you to say
That it was meant to be, that you’re better off this way
Cue the sun after the rain
And reveal the sweet surprise that was just gift-wrapped in your pain

I’m not tryin’ to poke a hole in your romantic fantasy
I’m sure that my misfortune has no bearing on your destiny
No, I wouldn’t mind to wind up as your proof of happy ends
But for now it’s looking dark around the bend

Everyone wants to believe
That there’s a purpose to the fall of every lonesome leaf
Cue the ledger in the clouds
Where it’s written down in stone how it all magically works out

I know that I’m supposed to say I think this life has got some weight
That it can’t just bust wide open till it’s all been blown away
And maybe there’s some cosmic scale that’s balanced in the end
But for now it’s looking dark around the bend

Is that a sliver of light up ahead?
Or just some desperate mirage?
Don’t make me get my hopes up yet
If it’s the headlights of some oncoming car

Everyone wants you to be
Even better than before, your wounds sewn up expertly
Like some Frankenstein of fate
Reanimated with the bits of all your best mistakes

If the future’s flying toward me on some cheerful bluebird’s wings
Why does it feel more like I woke the hive and all its angry stings?
I know you’d like me to confirm that sorrow turns into a friend
But for now it’s looking dark around the bend

credits

from The Names of Things, released May 27, 2014
Karen Pittelman: vocals, acoustic guitar
Elana Redfield: pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
AJ Lewis: bass
Tami Johnson: drums

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Trailblazin', heartbreakin' queer country.

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