lifeblood: songs: lyrics: second time around


second time around
you know it
it really got me down
sister don't you judge it
just keep it to yourself now
if you ain't got nothing good to say
don't say nothing at all

i got bitten by the bitter bug
and now i just can't get enough
of ill will and my own conceit
i'm weary of the world it seems
i'm weary of the world
weary of the world it seems

it's sort of always gone my way
i'm just a little bit off these days
like i've had hard knocks all my life
like i'm a bible belt wife
like i didn't see it coming
like i didn't walk in willingly

see i never wannna sing again
la la la like a butterfly
without my wits about me
without my heart in line
third times a charm
and this is mine

you said you heard loretta sing
and you felt the loneliness seeping in
the cowboys made you uneasy
you're a god fearing lesbian
so you learn not to yearn
and you take it on the chin again

here's what i find about compromise
don't do it if it hurts inside
cause either way you're screwed
eventually you'll find
that you may as well feel good
you may as well have some pride

come august we'll go to cherokee
and hear loretta do her thing
pack it into the indian casino
and make the hillbillies sing
kick up our heels
and join in

are you my ally or my enemy
do you have self loathing or empathy
can you keep me in you prayers sister
can you keep me in there somewhere
and sister
if you ain't got nothing good to say
don't say nothing at all

words and music by amy ray


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