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Atavistic Tendencies

from We Are Our Own Saviors by Headless Relatives



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!


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




Headless Relatives Troy, 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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