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lyrics

We called her a star
We called her a genius
We called her the answer to all the questions that plague us
We knew she was flesh and blood
We knew she was woman
Despite this we put her up for sale at the auction

It came out one early morning
The pills got popped by the pile
Her body was a time bomb waiting for the doctor
Who knew it was a problem
Her agent had his hand in and the notes on the prescription
Meant our love never got to see the island
Oh my love, you would have loved it on the island

We called her a font of youth
A lake for the drowning
Don't stop at the water's edge, be sure to keep moving
Her love is a commodity
Going to the highest bidder
You heart is her history, no longer considered

It came out one early morning
The pills got popped by the pile
Her body was a time bomb waiting for the doctor
Who knew it was a problem
Her agent had his hand in and the notes on the prescription
Meant our love never got to see the island
Oh my love, you would have loved it on the island

It's always at christmas time I drink fortified wine
I make a mess of myself and I begin to smell
Then I think of the day I could have helped her in some way
I could have pulled her away from the men that demented her love

As vulnerable as she was
She never went unwilling
She wanted what came with fame, the temporary quelling
Of a common insecurity
That a drop in the ocean
Has no meaning or gravity, so the vultures go on circling

It came out one early morning
The pills got popped by the pile
Her body was a time bomb waiting for the doctor
Who knew it was a problem
Her agent had his hand in and the notes on the prescription
Meant our love never got to see the island
Oh my love, you would have loved it on the island

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from First Aid for the Drowning, released December 31, 2015

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