The Front Bottoms — Twin Size Mattress lyrics

This is for the lions, living in the wiry broke down frames of my friends' bodies
When the floodwater comes it ain't gonna be clear, it's gonna look like mud
But I will help you swim,
I will help you swim I'm gonna help you swim

This is for the snakes and the people they bite, for the friends I've made,
For the sleepless nights, for the warning signs I've completely ignored
There's an amount to take,
Reasons to take more

It's no big surprise you turned out this way
When the closed their eyes and prayed you would change
And they cut your hair and sent you away
You stopped by my house the night you escaped
With tears in my eyes I begged you to stay
You said "Hey man, I love you but no fuckin' way"

I'm sure that we could find something for you to do onstage
Maybe shake a tambourine or when I sing, you sing harmonies

This is for the lake that me and my friends swim in, naked and dumb
On a drunken night, and it should've felt good but I can hear the Jaws theme song
On repeat in the back of my mind

Make sure you kiss your knuckles before you punch me in the face
There are lessons to be learned, consequences for all the stupid things I say
And it is no big surprise you turned out this way
The spark in your eyes, the look on your face
I will not remain

I'm sure that we could find something for you to do onstage
Maybe shake a tambourine or when I sing, you sing harmonies

I wanna contribute, to the chaos
I don't wanna watch and then complain
Cause I am through finding ways
That is a decision that I have made

She hopes I'm cursed forever
To sleep on a twin size mattress
In somebody's attic or basement
My whole life
Never graduating up in size
To add another
And my nightmares
Will have nightmares
Every night
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