Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst - Common Knowledge

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He's my friend but he's no friend to me

Just ask him why, he'll tell you casually

Washed up, bitter, broken, busted

Back stabbed everyone he trusted

Says he sees what no one else could see

And if I had half the guts I'd want him

To chase that fader plastic comet

And die young in the dark that's poetry

But it was not to be

No, it was not for me

He's always sad, but I never seen him cry

When he comes too sure, he'll apologize

Find his car, asses the damage, still drunk

But he likes the challenge, holds on to

His mind just like a kite

But a good strong wind will keep you honest

Fill you with some common knowledge

Things when you were young you never tried

I figured we had time for such a long life

Money clips, alligator shoes

One more dance, he's in that champagne room

Where she moves like a chocolate fountain,

Pouring, spilling, all around him

Makes him wonder what else she can do

How bitter sweet is love's illusion

Feelings that cannot be proven

Just trust me, you'll see my amis truth

I've done this all for you, I've suffered long

For you

So many times he tried to play it straight

Worked and worked until his body ached

But a brand new life can loose it's luster

Travels ten to find each other

Call it luck or you can call it faith

But either way, it's how it happened

Not the life that you imagined

Just go out with a bang like Hemmingway

Someone say you're brave and someone say

You ain't

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