lifeblood: songs: lyrics: ready to settle


grabbed the moon
full of hope
fell to earth
without a rope
my heart as heavy as a stone

i've been betrayed
been abused
spirit flayed
and ego bruised
everybody dies alone

i always knew before he flew
he was too good for me
now i'm here with you
how more different could you be

you're just like me
alone and sad
and in this light
you don't look so bad

i've had the best
now i need a rest
just someone who'll do
and i'm ready to settle for you

this feeling like
a cancer grows
feel the rot
between my toes
why take another breath

for now i see
that all life brings
is a string of disappointing things
and in the end cold death

we're both aware this love we share
can't even fill a room
and so we talk too loud
to drown out the desperate gloom

my heart is dead
(heart is dead)
a hollow bone
(hollow bone)
i'm filled with dread
i'll end up alone

i'll move in my stuff
act like it's enough
but i'm past thirty-two
(past thirty-two)
and i'm ready
to settle for you

see the happy people laughing
they're all deaf and blind
(blind and deaf)
why should we go on searching
for something we won't find
(there's no hope)
why should we pretend
we're happy
(you know we're not)
i'd rather just stay home
and sulk with you

you're just like me
alone and sad
and in the dark
you don't look so bad

it's nice to know
that you'll never go
cause if not me then who
(if not me then who)
and i'm ready
to settle
for you

ready to settle
for you
ready to settle
for you
ready to settle
for you
ready to settle
for you

words by amanda green, music by tom kitt
from the broadway musical "high fidelity"
as performed by amy and emily may 19, 2013 at 54 below in new york, new york


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