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Permanent

from by The Milk Carton Kids

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PERMANENT

I think I'm going to work construction
just to make something of myself
I can't live off these childhood trophies on my shelf
I want to get my hands dirty
I want to feel a burning in my legs
i want more than a receipt for what I paid

everybody loves something new
'cause you can open it and plug it in
and it feels like a good night's sleep
like the girl you like paid you a compliment
they can keep the change and they can keep 'em coming they can talk to who's listening
I'm still looking for something a little more permanent

I am not a poet
show me the easy way and I'll do it
no one could ever say that I've been trying way too hard
everything that I have ever owned
got dusty and old
so I threw it out just to make myself some room

I'm like everybody I love something new
'cause you can open it and plug it in
and it feels like a good night's sleep
like the girl you like paid you a compliment
they can keep the change and they can keep 'em coming they can talk to who's listening
I'm still looking for something that I can die with

If my luck is running out
Please don't let it be so with love
It's been a long year, but I'm not ready to give up
Even If I lay ten million bricks
And they break through the summer haze
Someone will come around and bulldoze them down some day

Because everybody loves something new
You get rid of what came before
And it feels like a long hot shower
like getting in your bed when the sheets are warm
So they can keep construction and they can keep em coming and I wont be listening
I found something a little more permanent
I found someone that I can die with

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from Retrospect, released March 15, 2011

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