A Boy Who Smiles

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A Boy Who Smiles

You've got my picture but I'm still just a fantasy
of a boy who smiles at everyone and laughs at everything
There's nothing to it, I assume you're still on the other line
with someone who thinks you're listening but really you're wasting their time

This cold turkey attempt is wearing me out
Life's not always what you say it's about
And the lies that I'm telling are seriously true
about how much I've got in me to get you

I found her lying to herself and you put me down
How you couldn't see she's right for me, I'll never figure it out
So since you've tagged me as the one to blame for things being hard
there is nothing I can do for you that won't pull you apart

This cold turkey attempt is wearing me out
Life's not always all you say it's about
And the lies that I'm telling are seriously true
about how much I've got in me to get you

cause I'm not what your mind will allow
and you want me to tell you but you don't know how
and it's not that I'm acting it out
it's that you won't give me the benefit of the doubt

like I say good day to you but you hear another goodbye
So, there's no feeling inside me now when I'm watching you cry
no, there's no feeling inside me now when I'm watching you cry
no, there's no feeling inside me now when I'm watching you cry

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from With Tongue & Teeth, released September 19, 2014

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Marcus Eugene Boise, Idaho

Born a bold jumping spider, Marcus Eugene devoured his mother for the sake of life with a lute. However, the jury ruled it not an act of love for music, but of hatred for mothers--and sentenced him to be smushed between two Boise city buses. So, Marcus stole threads of Folk, Country, Blues, and Rock, spun a sleeping bag, and skipped town. Please contact local authorities if you've seen him. ... more

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