The Avett Brothers Lyrics


"Locked Up"

I can’t take the criticism
I’m eaten up with cynicism
All the colors in the prism entering my eyes
Still can’t change my mind
I’m a stubborn goat getting older
A cube of ice getting colder
Frozen heart and frozen shoulders
That is what I’ve got
A sweetheart I am not
Now I’ll soften when it pays the bills
I’ll love you in exchange for thrills
I’ll surface ’cause withdrawal kills
I can smell fresh blood from miles away
I can’t be locked up this way
I can’t be locked up this way
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up this way
I have been their slave but I’m tired of working
I’m a jackhammer tired of jerking
I’m a booty shaker tired of twerking
You can laugh all you want
Soon enough though I’ll be gone
I’m a dying fly on the wall
I’m a teenage girl who just won’t call
I’m a deflated basketball
No needle to be found
And I just want to be round
So I can roll, so I can bounce
So I can roll out of this town
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up this way
I can’t be locked up like this
Now I’m the worst ship that was ever built
Started sinking soon as the champaign spilt
All the dirty secrets in my quilt
They won’t come out in the wash
Somebody help my gosh
I’m a beating heart off the beating path
The God of shame, feel my wrath
Can my filthy soul take a bath
In the light of you, in the light of truth
In the light of you
No I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up this way
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up like this
I can’t be locked up like this

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Album "Closer Than Together" (2019)
 

 
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