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The pain you feel in the back of your head makes you weak
You’re about to about to cross another friend again so ruthless
I’m the only one you saved. Oh, cruel kindness
It’s a shame you knew just what you would do: now they’re dead
You’re about to meet another fitting end so truthless
I’m the only one you gave your cruel kindness
And you could change, but it would be fake change
And I could change, but those would be phony changes
People will do as they want to be seen
But the things you do won’t keep you from your knees
And if something happens, help it to be swept under the rug
And if nothing happens, help is to be swept under you
Need someone to lead you to the dru-uugs
You never had time or space to be
What can we share now but remorse and misery
Ruth ruthless Truth truthless I need you less and less
I could show you --hanging from a window sill—
Making something so much more than it should ever be
And in the afternoon I’ve never seen screens so bright before
All that we’re lacking is the night
And a strange new zeal has gripped you at last, from behind

You wonder if you’ve suffered to be kind
Oh, kindness! You’ve moved northwest and changed your name
What can I do now but the same?


from low light trades, released June 1, 2017



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Bret Koontz Chicago, Illinois

Chicago by way of Nashville. Recording artist and Producer, multi-instrumentalist but first and foremost a songwriter.

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