You Seem Pleased

from Half​-​Degree by Jake Bardin

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Why'd you run and take my hand?
I'm just the same as everyone else.
High fives and bus rides, I'm trying to prove how good I've never felt
And trying not to breathe all of the dust that I collected on the shelf

We'll watch TV together, keep talking in circles
And re-creating scenes we've seen on commercials
And maybe if it seems like we're smiling and having good times

We'll walk around the edge of our circle of doubt
And we'll mention names of people who we most hate to talk about
Cause maybe if your broken heart can taste revenge, it'll taste like glue

And every time I run this route I'm burned
But you seem pleased with me, so who can get hurt?

Break the fence, and clear the stands
You're something else, but yeah, you know that
Trust me: you can trust me
I'm just wasting words, but that's where I'm at
Still, I'm trying not to breathe until I know that you believe me for a fact

We'll watch TV together, start mocking their voices,
And making one another feel secure in the choices we make
Pretending we're the same

We'll walk around the edge of the lake
There's a drought, but that's something we agreed we're both
Just not gonna talk about
Maybe all the clouds are hiding softer feet to pad on the shore

Every time I run this route I'm burned
But you seem pleased to see
All the heat that comes with hard work
And I think you are pleased to see me too


from Half​-​Degree, released June 28, 2017


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