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from Great Pets (EP) by House Ghost

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I am too hard on myself
But if not me then who else
I should have fallen for you
But then again, whatever would I do

In the head space of a first time
Is a head case with a good line
O my mermaid, I’m so sorry
I heard you calling, but that was just me

I don’t even know what happened yesterday
when my knees dropped out and it all went gray
I think the drama kids tried to set the scene
and my head caved in from all the Dramamine

I woke up twenty feet from the great lake edge
with my face in the sand and a key in my leg
And I had to do the math just to get on top
with a souvenir shirt to make the bleeding stop

In a glitchy doom buggy on a busted ride
I tried to make a move, man, I really tried
But I felt self-conscious when the lights came on
And you said you were game, but I could tell it was gone

And I don’t even care that my things got took
two hundred dollar glasses in a hollowed out book
my bell was still ringing when you touched my hand
And my eyes were still pushing out grains of sand

I am too hard on myself
But if not me then who else
I should have fallen for you
But then again, whatever would I do?

In the toothache of a sweet line
Is the heartache of a last time
O my mermaid, I’m so sorry
I heard the sirens, but i could not see

I saw your silhouette out in front of the sun
and my brain just quit and said that you’re the one
Then I borrowed Mike’s car to move Elizabeth’s couch
And I swore to our friends that I would ask you out

And I paced all day inside my mouth
But your favorite aunt died and you went down south
when you got home we all went back to the lake
the pier was shuttered up and all the laughs were fake

My phone went dead but the radio’s on
And you never turned right, but you never went wrong
You always knew this road from growing up in this place
I could never read your mind, but I had read your case

And we didn’t quite make it ‘cos we never left
and I wouldn’t take a chance in case I made a mess
But I’m still in the park looking at your face
With your sun-bleached hair and my shirt around your waist


from Great Pets (EP), released July 27, 2021


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and Shane and Donjon and Kith and Kin.

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