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On the bus everyday I prayed until my stop fingers crossed so I'd go untouched
Scared when double dared to say a swear just enough to keep this little mama's boy's mouth shut
Grab a tuft of my hair to coax a swear cause bullies know that "fucking shit's" a couple follicles deep You had me beat
Then I muttered something like "your mom" but I was wrong
You corrected me with five firm fingers and a palm

It's harmful to your pride when your mother sees you cry
And you go into your room and hide for hours
Hoping that your dad don't see the handprint on your tear-soaked cheek

My ma raised me not to say a swear
I did it anyway because it made me feel so good
Screaming "holy shit!" when you stabbed the can of soda with a letter opener
“Hold it steady this won't hurt"
Throwing swears and hook at my left arm
No cause for alarm it's just your white trash charm
Eating welfare dinners in the stairwell Splinters of the memory still exist like how you chased me round the lake with sticks

I woke up to the cries my mother told me yours had died
And though you ruined half my childhood I felt for you and couldn't help but wonder why
She went and drowned herself at the bottom of the lake that you chased me round with sticks


from Kushwave Forever, track released June 3, 2013
Lyrics and music by However
Engineered and mastered by Julia Chojnacki




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The 90s, but better.

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