Can’t afford to lose my head
Can’t afford to lose my cool
You’ll blow them all in kingdom come
Can’t afford to lose my tease
I just aim to please

Feel like a no-tell motel painting
Out of place or ignored
It’s all medals & trophies, trophies & medals
& all before the race has been run

Oh take it off now baby
Is it to much to as
give it up or kiss your ass goodbye

Autobiographical anonymous
A cotillion of friction on my jurisdiction
It’s a lovely disguise with the wandering eyes
I get high, now you’ve got something to look up to

Troubles a mangy stray dog
Play with it once, then it follows you home
It’s all “have not, have none, hey can I nave some?”
Until I’ve had enough, yet I’ve had none

Oh take off your mask, rip it off now baby
Lose it into the trash, throw all it away
Go on and give it a try or
Kiss your ass goodbye

Suddenly it gets easy
The sun goes down
The long arm of important things
Disappears in her gown
You finally drop the knife
Forget you ever..
It’s such a goodnight
Ain’t forever
It feels so good to give up, give in

Her arms, I know it hurts
It hurts to be young
Metamorphosis is pain, I know
I said it hurts to be young
Gotta learn every goddamn thing
You gotta hack your way through & realize
It’s almost entirely lies

But then you’ll begin to smile
Smile for me
Real wide
Then you accept what you are
The transformation is done
You’ve become… absorbed into & you know
I think I know what to do

-Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures

Brilliant lyrics – they’re so honest, and so smart. Written