I wrote this song after Kate Nash binging; it features very barebones guitar work and heavy lyricism. Because of the title, I devote it to two blogs with great images of bruises: bruisesbruise and sweetly-soft-kisses. Because of the meaning, I devote it to xthefuckingdistance (which captures the message of this song in its URL and its content). Thanks for the inspiration, bloggers. And I hope you enjoy, everyone! — K.C.
When I say the wrong thing at the wrong time,
and I hurt you even just a little bit,
a big part of me wants to die,
as silly as that sounds.
And I know it ain’t right for me to care that much;
it ain’t right for me to care like I do.
My defenses are down, and I’m bound to get bruised.
But I’ll take the bruises with a smile
if I get to keep you here a while.
You won’t always be here because no one ever is.
All the magic I say you have can’t escape this.
But I won’t run away because you’re brave and stay
even though I may be the one to leave one day.
A day too soon ‘cause any day would be too soon.
And I get to keep you here a while.
Yeah, love, we’re a timebomb, and we just can’t read the clock.
and I dread the bang, and I dread knowing it could be any day…
It probably ain’t right…