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Ironic - Can't not - Thank U - Unsent

 

Ironic

An old man turned ninety-eight

He won the lottery and died the next day

It's like ice-cream on a freezen day

It's a death row pardon two minutes too late

Isn't it ironic... don't you think

 

Chorus

It's like rain on your wedding day

It's a free ride when you've already paid

It's a good advice that you just didn't take

Who would've thought.... it figures

 

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly

He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye

He waited his whole damn life to take that flight

And as the plane crashed down he thought

"Well isn't this nice...."

And isn't it ironic.... don't you think

 

Repeat chorus

 

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you

When you think everything's okay and everything's going right

And life has a funny way of helping you out when

You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up

In your face

 

A traffic jam when you're already late

A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife

It's meeting the man of my dreams

And then meeting his beautiful wife

And isn't it ironic... don't you think

A little too ironic... and yeah I really do think...

 

Repeat chorus

 

Life as a funny way of sneaking up on you

Life as a funny, funny way of helping you out

Helping you out

 

Can't not

I'd be lying if I said I was completely unscathed

Would I be proving you right with my silence or rage

Would I be letting you win in my non-reaction

How would I explain

How would I explain this to my children if I had them

Because I can't not

Because I can't not

Because we can't not win without my losing my dear

 

Would it be whining if I said I needed a hug

Would you feel slighted if I said your love is not enough

How dare I complain

How dare I complain when I'm the one who reaches for it

Because I can't not

 Because I can't not

Because I can't not help wonder why you ask me

Because I can't not

Because I can't not

Because I can't not help to be mislead one more time

 

To all the unheard children in the schoolyard

You think you're the right one

You swear you're the charmed one I'm sure

And how can you go on with such conviction?

And who do you think you are?, oh, why do you question me?

 

Because we can't not

Because we can't not

Because we can't help laugh at your delutions

Because we can't not

Because we can't not

Because we can't help questions at your delutions

 

Why do you affect me?

Why do you affect me still?

Why do you hinder me?

Why do you hinder me still?

 

Because I, because I

Because I can't not walk without my cruches

 

Thank U

how 'bout getting off of these antibiotics

how 'bout stopping eating when i'm full up

how 'bout them transparent dangling carrots

how 'bout that ever elusive kudo

 

thank you india

thank you providence

thank you disillusionment

thank you frailty

thank you consequence

thank you thank you silence

 

how 'bout me not blaming you for everything

how 'bout me enjoying the moment for once

how 'bout how good it feels to finally forgive you

how 'bout me taking you upon your support

 

thank you india

thank you providence

thank you disillusionment

thank you frailty

thank you consequence

thank you thank you silence

 

the moment I let go of it was the moment

I got more than I could handle

the moment I jumped off of it

was the moment I touched down

 

how 'bout confessing just how much you love me

how 'bout taking him up on a back massage

how 'bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out

how 'bout not equating death with stopping

 

thank you india

thank you providence

thank you disillusionment

thank you frailty

thank you consequence

thank you thank you silence

 

How 'bout no longer being masochistic

How 'bout remembering your divinity

How 'bout reflecting each other in our splendor

How 'bout not equating death with stopping

 

thank you india

thank you providence

thank you disillusionment

thank you frailty

thank you consequence

thank you thank you silence

 

Unsent

Dear Matthews I like you a lot I realize you're in a relationship with someone right now and I respect that I would like you to know that if you ever single in the future and you want to come visit me in California I would be open to spending time with you and finding out how old you were when you wrote your first song

Dear Eric I liked you too much I used to be attracted to boys who would lie to me and think solely about themselves and you were plenty self-destructive for my taste at the time I used to say the more tragic the better the truth is whenever I think of the early 90's your face comes up with a vengeance like it was yesterday

Dear Terry I love you muchly you've been nothing but open hearted and emotionally available and supportive and nurturing and consummately there for me I kept drawing you in and pushing you away I remember how beautiful it was to fall asleep on your couch and cry in front of you for the first time you were the best platform from which to jump beyond myself what was wrong with me

Dear Mark you rocked my world you had a charismatic way about you with the women and you got me seriouly thinking about spirituality and you wouldn't let me get away with kicking my own ass but I could never really feel relaxed and looked out for around you though and that stopped us from going any further than we did and it's kinda too bad because we could've had much more fun.

Dear Terrance you were an adventure besides being a few decades older than I was you used to write the most poetic love letters and I still have them you were in and out of several marriages and you liked the young and naive so you could have power and the drama and still feel virile I wonder what your wife thought of all of this

Dear Christian we learned so much I realize we won't be able to talk for some time and I understand that as I do you the long distance thing was the hardest and we did as well as we could we were together during a very tumultuous time in our lives I will always have your back and be curious about you about your career your whereabouts

Dear Taylor I missed you a lot there was a period of time when I was too mad to even bring up your name and it killed me to hear you discount the time we spent together I knew all along that we had different tastes and motivations and we couldn't hang out forever but while it lasted it was hilarious