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I thought I might go out tonight
But what if someone sets off a bomb?
What if someone comes in with a gun or with a knife?
What if someone blows my head off?
I think I'll just stay here in the comforting din
Of a world that I well know, of my predictable home

I feel so much safer when I don't take risks
Who knows what could happen out there?
You're dreaming of all of these magical triumphs
Don't you know that the world is unfair?
It's probably better if we keep to ourselves, better if we stay inside
You could gain everything or lose it all
It's probably better to lock up and hide

I thought I might go talk to him
But what if he just laughs in my face?
I'm worried he'll ask me what the hell was I thinking
And tell everyone how bold I was that day
I think I'll just stay single while I can keep my pride
We have no secrets to tell when we're alone with ourselves

I thought I might chase after my dreams
After all you can't escape ridicule
Most of my bullies introduced themselves to me
And killers break into bedrooms too
I think I'll venture out this time and probably be just fine
If my pride can take a hit, then maybe I'll stumble on that perfect state of bliss


from Best of the Throwaway Song of the Week, released May 31, 2016



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