lifeblood: songs: lyrics: come a long way


i've come a long way
i was a show on ice
dazzling and brittle
but subject to the sun
and then one day
i went little by little
back to the water
the place where i'd come from
and i went under like stones tied in a sack
and i got emptied and started my way back
my name
(it's got your name on it)
my shame
(it's got your name on it)
my home
(it's got your name on it)
everything i own
and all my schemes drowned at the seams have left me fine in my own skin
i've come a long way
just to begin

i've come a long way
under the cover of darkness
trusting a stranger
a boatman at the shore
the scourge of hope
the ugly face of danger
the keepers of the keys
had me down on my knees
in front of the gilded doors
and in a world where every axe was poised to grind
to find my peace i only held up what was already mine
(find my peace)
my name
(it's got your name on it)
my shame
(it's got your name on it)
my home
(it's got your name on it)
everything i own

and all my swords have turned to words
that blow like poems in the wind
i've come a long way
i used to be twisted
(twisted when)
when you called in an opiate
(not so simple way)
a simple way to cope and yet
i think you shouldn't skip if you haven't worn the shoes
(little day by day)
they start out tight
and then they hurt your tired feet at night
(you will know it when)
but then they give a little day by day
and then before you know it
(you look back and)
you look back and you've come a long way
(it's got your name on it)
my shame
(it's got your name on it)
my home
(it's got your name on it)
everything i own
(come a long way)
my name
(come a long way)
my shame
(come a long way)
my home
everything i own
(come a long way)
if it's got my name
(i've come a long way)
it's got your name on it
(it's got your name on it)
(come a long way)
everything i own has got your name on it
(come a long way)
when i was trying to cross the river
(it's got your name on it)
(i've come a long way)
you were at the river getting me across now
(i've come a long way)
everything
(it's got your name on it)
everything
(i've come a long way)
(i've come a long way)
i own
(it's got your name on it)
has got your name on it
oh everything
i've got your name on it

words and music by emily saliers


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