Week 32: Anybody But You

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I saw you
Tugging on a wagon full of trinkets and artworks
And bottles of booze
I knew right then
I’m gonna find a way to beg or borrow
Or steal my own wagon
Because

You always have your shit together
Covered with a tarp in the inclement weather

I saw you
Serenading ladies on the corner of
Higgins and Main
I knew right then
I’m gonna find a way to sing and play
My very own instrument
Because

You always have your shit together
Making people smile in the inclement weather

My doctor tells me that I’m healthy
It’s true
My therapist tells that I’m lucky
That’s true too
So why on Earth is it so hard for me to
Be anybody but you
Anybody but you

I saw you
Doubled over in the alley with your bottle of booze
And your guitar coming unglued
I knew right then
I was gonna find a way to harness
My own depression
Because

You never had your shit together
Acting like it’s sunny in the inclement weather

My doctor tells me that I’m healthy
It’s true
My therapist says that I’m so lucky
That’s true too
So why on Earth is it so hard for me to
Be anybody but you
Anybody but you

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from 2019 Song​-​a​-​Week Thingy, released January 1, 2019

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