the day before she died

by Human Kitten

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1.
earthbound 01:29
E, A, D (Dsus4, Dm) I’m not trying to shock you, I’m not trying to scare you I’m not trying to gain your pity, respect, or envy I’m yelling at you for my own selfish reasons To ease the pain of being conscious I’m just a worm feeding off the earth I only know when it rains, I never see the sunlight ever No, I haven’t been alive during the times That I would call the good old times You wanna be happy, I don’t wanna be sad I just want the future to be better than the past I’m grateful for my vision, I’m grateful for my health I’m grateful for the weather, and I’m grateful for myself I’m grateful that the future has so much possibilities I’m grateful that there’s so much in this world that I’ve got left to see
2.
gloomy 01:00
(finger pick) G, C, D, C, G I am angry and I am sad And I am searching for a place to rest my head But I’m too selfish and self-involved All I can think of is how shitty I’ve become C, G, C, G Cause I never ask you how you’re doing I never ask if you’re day was fine I never wonder why you’re gloomy I only focus on the pain that’s mine D, C, G Should have taken the advice of my father “You’re defined by what you give to others” Should have taken the advice of my father “You’re defined by what you give to others” (strum) And I wish that I gave more
3.
I hate having empathy for every human soul When someone breaks their leg, I feel like I've broken my leg too And I’m sad for hours and then I’m sad again I feel what you feel I really feel what you feel I hate never fully being accepted into a crowd I hate being the odd one out, I hate being the odd one out But I always am, ever since I was a kid A poor albino seedling growing out of nothing, nothing But I will always persevere through everything Cause I know, yes I know, that I’m worth it
4.
pizza party 01:21
My brain is a cynic, but my heart is an optimist And my spine can’t choose which side it’s on And my circulatory system is all fucked up From all the one man ice cream pizza parties I host And I wish there was anything to fix this, To make me feel like I’m not sick So I take my medicine, day and night So I take my medicine, as prescribed So I take my medicine, day and night So I take my medicine, as prescribed But I’ve got nothing to show for it I’m always angry and moody as shit But I’ve got nothing to show for it Except that I am not dead yet Except that I am not dead yet I am not dead yet Not dead yet
5.
Sometimes we’ve gotta say what we’re really thinking Sometimes we’ve gotta say what we really feel We need to tell our loved ones how much they really mean to us Before they’ve left or they’re dead under the ground Because a lifetime is fleeting Especially everything right now I’ll never feel the same kind of heartache That I felt back in my old hometown And I'll never be this young again I'll never feel this young again Sometimes we’ve gotta say what we’re really thinking Sometimes we’ve gotta say what we really feel We need to tell our loved ones how much they really mean to us Before they’ve left or they’re dead under the ground

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released December 12, 2013

additional vocals by harlow halberg
spoken word on "feeling things" by laurence ellis
album art by zack holloway

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Human Kitten Tucson, Arizona

acoustic songs about isolation, crisis, pain, growth, & learning to be alive after years of anticipating death

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