She Saves You

look there goes another girl
orbiting your life
is she like I could have been
sister friend & wife
& when she gets you where she wants you do you scold her (scold her)
when she asks you for it nicely do you hold her (hold her)
there isn't anything you haven't told her (told her)
except you could've had another but you sold her, sold her

(chorus)
cause I was reaching for you
in my lace, in your dust
but you stayed at arm's length
always afraid to be touched
seems all my loving
turned out to be no damn good
she scares you silly but she wakes you up
she saves you like I never could

sweet petite & angry one
tells it like it is
shoots down all your bullshit &
seals it with a kiss
cause you're frustrated every time you try to use her (use her)
can't seem to find the words that will defuse her (use her)
but then again I think that's why you'd choose her (use her)
but did you ever dare to dream that you could lose her, lose her

(chorus)

once I thought I made you fine for awhile
now I hide my pride inside idle smiles
new toy, precious boy, she'll enjoy what was jailed
saw you first at your worst, it was cursed & I failed

once I thought I made you fine for awhile
(& when she gets you where she wants you do you scold her
when she asks you for it nicely do you hold her
there isn't anything you haven't told her
except you could've had another but you sold her)

now I hide my pride inside hollow smiles
(cause you're frustrated every time you try to use her
can't seem to find the words that will defuse her
but then again I think that's why you'd choose her
but did you ever dare to dream that you could lose her)

new toy, precious boy, she'll enjoy what was jailed
(even at your darkest she would claim you
even bearing witness she would name you
as if to be with me would somehow shame you
but then again I can't say I would blame you)

saw you first at your worst, it was cursed & I failed
(& when she gets you where she wants you do you scold her
when she asks you for it nicely do you hold her
there isn't anything you haven't told her
except you could've had another but you sold her, sold her)

It's about looking in on an ex years later and being forced to admit to yourself that they're better off with who they're with now than they ever could have been with you.

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