Shorty, you have weapons and you use them without hesitation.
Don't pretend you're helpless when you're not.
You've taken something that you never had a right to ask for
A girl like you gets everything she wants.
You are only offering your hand because you want to prove you can care for someone other than yourself.
Or maybe I am just a lucky sucker, in the right place at the wrong time.
And you know that you could tell me anything at all that's on your mind.
I have always been here to support you.
You tell me that you miss me and I really wish I could believe you,
But I recall the last time.
You have nothing you could offer.
I've already offered more.
This is how I'm really feeling, if you're wondering.
Woman this is something I don't want to have to say again.
You're going to have to trust me if we're ever going to act as friends.
And words are not enough,
I want your actions to agree with them.
You can't just ask me to believe you.
I remember thinking you were different than the ones before you.
Don't go proving my suspicions wrong.
I'm sorry for the things I say.
Sometimes I speak before we think.
Should think I would have learned by now,
But I'm still figuring out what drives me.
My mind is there with you.
You're the only place I am.
My lungs they burn for you.
from My American Guilt
released February 29, 2012
Special guest Karl Ridgeway (guitar solo)
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