Somebody Fragile

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This song is like that bird in the cliches where it needs to leave the nest but no one's sure if it's ready or not. This song is very real, based off very real feelings, it's just also angsty af. I like it, even if I think it's a little too weak to fly. Hope you do too.

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The sound of a door when it's slammed
Her echoing cries in the trees
The sight of her face in her hands
And the mem'ry of her on her knees
The curtains make her silhouette
Every line of her body's a crease
You're only in love when you sweat
Over trying and failing to please

I never thought I'd be somebody fragile
Asking you to handle me with care
Taping up my heart with gin and advil
Watching you get used to disrepair
I never thought I'd be somebody fragile
Asking you to handle me with care
Leaving out my eggshells on the carpet
And watching you track blood across the stairs
And watching you track blood across the stairs

The night that I left her for you
You promised you'd give me some time
But time isn't healing the wounds
It's salting the wounds with a lime
Nothing I say is enough
To make you believe in a lie
You're able to call all my bluffs
Cause I can't look you in the eye

I never thought I'd be somebody fragile
Asking you to handle me with care
Taping up my heart with gin and advil
Watching you get used to disrepair
I never thought I'd be somebody fragile
Asking you to handle me with care
Leaving out my eggshells on the carpet
And watching you track blood across the stairs
And watching you track blood across the stairs

The gun at the bottom of her purse
Your hands when they clasp on my wrist
The whiskey on her every word
Your vodka with ice and a twist
The last time I made love with her
The first time you'd ever been kissed
Her dress as she walked out the door
And your pretty face caught in the midst

I never thought I'd be somebody fragile
Asking you to handle me with care
Taping up my heart with gin and advil
Watching you get used to disrepair
I never thought I'd be somebody fragile
Asking you to handle me with care
Leaving out my eggshells on the carpet
And watching you track blood across the stairs
And watching you track blood across the stairs

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from Green Curtain Songs, released September 21, 2017

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Nate Paladino California

I write and sing sad songs that sometimes sound happy. Mostly about love and toxic masculinity.

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