I'm Glad You Made It

by Valedictorian

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released June 1, 2016

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Track Name: Rats
Early one morning
With time to kill
I got in a car
Climbed a big hill
I watched the sun rise
Over the city I love
I do not wish to leave
I do not wish to leave

My father died in a flash
My grandmother is my greatest friend

I am the poison you flee
Living in songs and movies

You push me away

I am rats
Track Name: Die Alone
Run through the city
Chasing the circus
Playing me love songs
You can barely speak

You always said that
You weren’t going anywhere

I don’t want to die alone

Run through the city
Chasing the circus
Playing me love songs
You can barely speak

I don’t want to die alone

And she said
I’m sorry I don’t have an answer for you
Track Name: Melancholy
The woman with earth tones
Her very memories,etched into my skin

What if I die when I’m thirty
What if my wife dies
I come home and shes cold
What if we become missionaries
What If our kids are shot dead
I’d end up feeling like shit

Melancholy
These are the things in my head

Even the Son of Man
He died with no one to care
Even my father dies
He was surrounded by his best
I could never be like him
I don’t want to be like him

He was supposed to live forever

Melancholy
These are the things in my hea
Track Name: Robert
I like the way
you were born in 1934
I like the way
that you raised us on fast food
I like the way
that the first time
I painted my nails black
You said get that shit off your hands
I like the way
that you adopted us
into your home
I like the way
you never called us
niggers at all
I like the way
we never talked when
you were watching the game
I like the way
when you were dying
you reached out to say
I love you

Same as the son

You look like the son
Track Name: I'm Glad You Made It
Even saints dance in cancerous fear
Even queens they leave their kings
But theres no hard feelings
Its just what has to happen

Even friends they raise their fist in anger
Even me I lash out screaming
GOD you’re an asshole
But for some reason
You pull me through

Even years
they can be long
We can drown
In our minds
In our beds

Even you
Washed in spit and blood
You made it out

I’m glad you made it