Woe is Me

by Peter Squires

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1.
3,200 miles from you to me and only 45 days to go when you come home i will love you as good as i can do my baby sweet baby you are my sweetness my heart my soul
2.
when you dumpster dove a shirt of a band that you never heard of i knew you were not the same cuz system of a down is lame i used to like them too when i was in high school and you talked about giving yourself home tattoos like you discovered something great but you were 10 years late ink, razors and fire only make sense if you're a minor but you were 24 going on 25 you thought you were just being born but you were already alive while i was getting ready to welcome you home and start our life you were still learning to live and you decided you could not give me anything you should've stayed in california where the skies are always warmer and your friends don't age and you can copulate with no consequence to your old boyfriends so go forth on your adventure you will never have to answer to another face that wishes you hadn't changed but once you feel like you've lived you will regret what you did when you were 24 going on 25 you thought you were just being born but you were already alive while i was getting ready to welcome you home and start our life you were still learning to live and you decided you could not give me anything
3.
if you treat the ones that you love worse than you treat the ones you hate i would hate to be you the self that you never showed me is the self that you proved to be i would hate to be you i would hate to be you, ooo you can't even say what you did so when the history is read i would hate to be you now that people know your true ways they don't want to associate i would hate to be you i would hate to be you, ooo it don't take al roker to say a karmic shitstorm's headed your way i would hate to be you
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Witch 03:03
I've seen a sudden change i your behavior and I figured out what caused the switch while you were on that farm you must've eaten deadly nightshade and turned into a witch because you look like a witch you act like a witch and you've been riding 'round on a broom so the only thing I can do is shoot flaming arrows at you 'til you crash and burn, witch burn, witch wither away and die and I pray that the human inside you might someday come back to life I never wanted this to end up this way I never wanted to wish you ill but you made me ill and I deserve better so I won't leave, you will unless you want to get your ass killed burn, witch burn, witch wither away and die and I pray that the human inside you might someday come back to life fly away, I will let you live if I never have to see you again fl away, I will do you no harm long as you promise to stay gone
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Fault Line 02:00
thought you would bend but not break but you got bent a little too far I thought I knew you at the core but the you that you are depends on where you are thought you could both give and take just taking takes less chutzpah but you took it for six weeks and laughed to lie non-stop for three months makes you a sociopath your core is molten lava your stable as a fault line and this is all your fault, not mine I made you better you made your fucking bed and lied
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if you love something, set it free we've got big ideas, six months is a blip on the screen I wouldn't put you on that plane if I didn't believe what we've got here is worth keeping we've got one more Saturday morning then we'll be alone let's just enjoy one more Saturday morning before we say "so long" this is Saturday morning, this is what we do I will sleep at night because I trust my boo we'll make this work, but it will not be easy just keep on believing in you and me we've got one more Saturday morning then we'll be alone let's just enjoy one more Saturday morning before we say "so long"
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Double Life 03:04
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I spent two years climbing a mountain I spent two years climbing to its heights I got so good at climbing that mountain I unfastened my harness and let go of my lines When I staked my flag at the top of that mountain the rocks all crumbled and I fell through the sky spent six months dropping to the valley below to the rocks and river where you'd figure I would die but no... I lived three months underwater thinking i'd miraculously survived I could see the danger above, but I did not falter (FAULT HER!) when I came up to breathe I died
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Woe is Me 03:30
on the last day of 2008 I learned i'd been taken along for a ride it was the worst feeling, a terrible feeling worse than when my mother died 'cuz at least she tried even with cancer inside to make me feel our time together had mattered and I deserve better than what happened ooo, woe is me on the best day of 2008 I thought that I had my whole future in sight it was the best feeling, a magical feeling a feeling of intense pride 'cuz I was able to find a future mother and bride who made me feel what we were building was perfect and all the sacrifices made would be worth it so much for dreams all I wanted now was to say hello and hear from anyone that I have been missed I'm not opposed to moving on trust me, I want to move on more than anything I'm the same guy you let into your family and I need a hug now on the bread line in 2009 it's even harder to feel pumped about life no I can't see the ceiling but trust that I'm dealing and we're all doing what we can to survive and maybe someday we'll thrive I'll find a queen for my hive but without a lover or a mother it's harder for a man to feel at home and find comfort ooo, woe is me
10.
I am happy to tell your friends that we meant to go to San Francisco just to play Rummy for three straight hours and eat pie from your favorite store and I am not the kind of man to get so bent up about a small fiasco I am proud to be the kind of man that can make the best of wherever the wind blows so why don't you tell me how it goes when you're two years in with so and so and you point him the wrong way to Monterey does he make a lemon face, or a glass of lemonade? never got to see the whales and sharks the octopi, sea lions or manatees back then you didn't put the stuff that you wanted to do over wanting to be with me it wasn't so long ago that you told me to turn left after Ocean street and it won't be too long until you realize other guys don't see the world like me! so why don't you tell me how it goes when you're two years in with so and so and you point him the wrong way to Monterey does he make a lemon face, or a glass of lemonade?

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released August 28, 2009

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Peter Squires Madbury, New Hampshire

Combining humor & heartbreak, Peter Squires can brighten your day or bring you down with just a few chords. A witty songwriter & talented instrumentalist, Squires is never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve.

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