Stand up

From Coiled Like Springs

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I’m lying on the floor again
I feel all my will has been broken
I feel all my strength has been taken and I see a storm cloud rolling in

And they’re saying, “Stand up, stand up” but I cannot stand.

This agony’s my only friend
You have forgotten who I am
And you will forget the things you said when sobriety clears your head in the morning

And they’re saying, “Stand up, stand up” but I cannot.

You do not mean to be mean
You do not know what it means to be
But now you have your grip on me and you will not release it for anything

And they’re saying, “Stand up, stand up” but I can’t break free.

And I can’t say I wasn’t warned
They said girls like you would break my heart
But you do not know what you’ve done and I think that might be the worst part
Cuz you’re saying, “Stand up, stand up” but you made me fall
You’re saying, “Stand up, stand up” but you made me fall
You’re saying, “Stand up” but I cannot, no not at all

I finally make a move to leave
To find I cannot bend my knees
To find my legs have atrophied
Atrophied at your feet tonight
I can’t stand up, I can’t stand up, but I’m gonna try
I can’t stand up. I can’t stand up, but I’m gonna try.

Written by Erin Brown

Recorded at Studio M by Thom Canova and Mark Simonsen
Erin: vocals and guitar

Copyright Erin Brown 2010

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