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How come people that look like people I know
Don’t know people that look like me?
How come the birds in the trees do whatever they please
And we tell each other lies?
How come the stars and the sun and the moon and the sky
All get fit down inside of our eyes?
I’m not dumb I’ve just been quiet lately
It seems like you’re angry
I guess you forgot you forgave me.

You wound up with a lady who looks like me
I must say I’m surprised I’m extremely pleased
I must not have messed up so bad if it don’t make you mad
When you see her smiling like that
I won’t call or text or DM I’m not like I was then
I contend I’m a much better friend
Farewell to history’s bending and all that needs mending
And oh yeah congrats on the wedding.

I like guys who smile like I’d like to smile
Like I’m safe and okay at least a little while
I’m not shy but I got bullied a bit and
I didn’t wanna get smitten
I admit that some feelings got nipped
It’s too bad it turned out like that
That could’ve been kinda rad
That’s some shit I can blame on my dad
It’s not scary it’s exciting like lightning
It’s fun when it’s frightening
I like when you smile it’s like lightning.

I got closure at a bar pretty close to my house
I saw you there you were kind and we talked it out
I feel better now you’re smiling about the past
I won’t ask no nothing’s so good it can last
That’s why I still got stars in my eyes
It’s like I’m constantly high
Now I’m content to let sleeping dogs lie
Much love to the songs that saved me
And I’m grateful not angry
For all the hurt feelings that made me.

All the hurt feelings they made me.


from Songs for Grownups Volume 2, released December 24, 2020
Featuring Jamil Wyne




Jay Ackley Brooklyn, New York

Minnesotan in Brooklyn by way of London; having a sing-song through the dystopia.

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