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Atavistic Tendencies

from We Are Our Own Saviors by Headless Relatives

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The strain was unbearable
I couldn't take another day
So I drove off into the night
I just had to get away
And I took the corner too fast
Where the old headstones drown
In a lake of grass
Down at the edge of town

I saw headlights wax brighter
As I slid into the oncoming lane
And my brakes gave out
And in that moment I almost felt sane
I spun the wheel
And careened off the road
And hit the memorial
Of someone forgotten long ago

My head hit the wheel
I bit my tongue
And yet somehow I knew that I had won
I sat laughing with a mouth full of blood
Goddammit I felt good!

I dragged myself out of the car
And sat on the grass
And then I just lay down
Mindless of the shards of glass
I listened to the choking sound
Coming from under the hood
And got this sudden urge
To take off into the woods

I pulled off my new shoes
No need for them anymore
I heard someone yelling
But it was easy to ignore
And I felt trapped in my clothes
So I broke free
And I ran naked
Through the tall oak trees

The branches grasped
Ripped up my skin
Yet I knew that this was the way to begin
I ran laughing with a mouth full of blood
Goddammit I felt good!

For one holy hour
I didn't feel any fear
And you can't touch that feeling
When you spend all your time around here

I was laughing with a mouth full of blood
Goddammit I felt good!

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from We Are Our Own Saviors, released February 4, 2013

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Headless Relatives Glens Falls, New York

Headless Relatives play songs. These songs feature desperate individuals, bittersweet memories, and ancient Egyptian gods. Some of these songs can be found here.

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