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Southern State

This song is by Bright Eyes and appears on the split album Home Volume IV (2002) by Bright Eyes and Britt Daniel and on the album Motion Sickness: Live Recordings (2005).

Well the songs you sung spiraled
And hung 'round like echoes
Or ripples on a pond

So you circled the globe
Spent a year on the road
Without ever going home

More than a couple of days,
Then you'd leave right away
Run to a girl you barely know

But you like how she sings
And you can't help but think
That there's something that she knows and could teach you

While you're sleeping in that southern state
Where the bars are filled with people
You can't hate

But try as you try
You still can't relate to them
And you drink that whiskey down
As they ask you, "Are you who you say you are?"
Are you who you say that you are?
Are you who you say that you are, you
Are you who you say that you are?
Are you who you say you are?
The fact that you can't tell
Makes us like you even more

So now you're trying again
Or just visiting friends
One that just had his heart broke

For the first time in his life
He realized there are times
When you can't make it alone

But now you're giving advice
As if you had the right
To use a word like "love"

No no, it's a negotiable term
What gets said's not what's heard
So it's different then for everyone

But you been hanging 'round
That college town
With your new life your new lover you've found

And you're keeping her up at night
Bringing her down
She'll watch you drink yourself to death
But won't ask you, "is this really what you want?"
Is this really what you want?
Is this really what you is this what...
Is this really what you want?
Is this really what you want?

Are you just sticking with it now because it's all you've got?
Are you just sticking with it now because it's all you've got?
Yeah that's it, I think you're sticking with me now
Because I'm all you've got
Because that's all you've got

Written by:

Conor Oberst

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