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I was handcuffed in a cop car
When I had too much drugs
I thought something that I’d done
Had lost somebody else their job
I sent a letter to a friend
That might have meant that friendship’s end
I was out jogging and got barked at by a dog.

I’ve been startled, I’ve been terrified,
I’ve been scared shitless, I’ve been afraid for my life.

I spun out on the highway
Full speed on black ice
With my wife in the seat next to me
I was sure we were gonna die
I got yelled at by a grownup
And I rode the bus on acid
I got lost in the woods
Back when I was a little kid.

I’ve been nervous, I’ve been anxious and fretful,
I’ve been panicked and alarmed, I’ve been worried something dreadful.

I told a girl I liked her
I got hit by a car
A guy tried to take my wallet
I fell now I’ve got this scar
I spent a whole week planning
For a loved one’s intervention
And on top that
I still ride roller coasters just for fun.

Well fear, it’s a human emotion
Sometimes a dull ache of the soul
Sometimes with adrenaline
And the thing that I was scared of happened
And luckily life went on
Even the worst in life must pass
So we set it down, and try to move along.

I’ve been startled, I’ve been terrified,
I’ve been scared shitless, I’ve been afraid for my life,
I’ve been nervous, I’ve been anxious and fretful,
I’ve been panicked and alarmed, I’ve been worried something dreadful.

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from Songs for Grownups Volume 2, released December 24, 2020
Featuring Kid Hawk

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Jay Ackley Brooklyn, New York

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

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