It’s a Rilo Kiley kind of day

This is one of my favorites. I used to really identify with the lyrics. Luckily, I’m in a much better place now, but it’s still a great song.


Sometimes in the morning I am petrified and can’t move.
Awake, but cannot open my eyes.
And the weight is crushing down on my lungs, I know I can’t breathe.
And hope someone will save me this time.
And your mother’s still calling you insane and high
Swearing it’s different this time.
And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her
And that God never blessed her insides.
Then you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things
And crawl back into bed to dream of a time
When your heart was open wide and you loved things just because
Like the sick and the dying.

And sometimes when you’re on, you’re really fucking on
And your friends they sing along and they love you.
But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap
And it teases you for weeks in its absence.

But you’ll fight and you’ll make it through
You’ll fake it if you have to and you’ll show up for work with a smile
You’ll be better and you’ll be smarter and more grown up
And a better daughter or son and a real good friend

And you’ll be awake, you’ll be alert, you’ll be positive though it hurts
And you’ll laugh and embrace all your friends
You’ll be a real good listener, you’ll be honest, you’ll be brave
You’ll be handsome and you’ll be beautiful.
You’ll be happy.

Your ship may be coming in.
You’re weak, but not giving in
To the cries and the wails of the valley below.
And your ship may be coming in.
You’re weak, but not giving in.
And you’ll fight it, you’ll go out fighting all of them.

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