The Wonder Years - The Devil in My Bloodstream





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Published on May 8, 2013

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The Devil in My Bloodstream Lyrics:

We wiped out all the buffalo around the turn of the last century, and so it's factories and sawgrass, wheat fields and asphalt laid in front of me. The Midwest feels like a
hollow place that we filled with love and industry. We're staring at the frozen ground in Goodwill suits, silent as the pastor reads the eulogy. I wanted to see just a little bit
of everything. Let me be. Two blackbirds on a highway sign are laughing at me at four in the morning. They played the war drum out of time so I'm not sure where I've been
marching. I want to be strong but it's not easy anymore. I'm hoping I'm wrong. It's sixteen hours straight to home from the heart of North Missouri. I searched through my
great-grandpop's memoirs for the devil in my bloodstream. Depression grabbed his throat and choked the life out of him slowly. I've got the same blood coursing through
my veins; it'll come for me eventually. I bet I'd be a fucking coward. I bet I'd never have the guts for war. I can't spend another month away from here and these frantic
rest stop phone calls don't get answered anymore. But I wanted to know if I could please come home. Let me know. I know how it feels to be at war with a world that never loved


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