John Moreland – Lies I Chose To Believe (Big Bad Luv Album)

Sweet surrender like the break of dawn

Did you hear the one about the hand of fate?
And I never tell but you know
How to lift me when I sink too low

I just bite my tongue a bit harder
And these days I don’t pray when I close my eyes
It’ll make your heart stop
Cursed those martyrs that mark my past
And I long for a day when we’ll look back and laugh
Hell ain’t nothin’ but the devil’s drug
When I was too surrounded to see
Out on the shoulder with an outstretched hand
Forget the faces you’ve been crying about
And love ain’t a sickness, though I once thought it was
Is all I ever needed
Get me out of these damn desert states
But I think too much and wait too long
But good luck finding your peace of mind
Do you ever wish you could just back out?
Being born into these brutal times
Let’s float these gutters up past heaven’s gate
And see where forgiveness takes you?
Just a little solid ground to stand
A lie I chose to believe
Well I’ve gone and lost my faith in photographs

Take your nickels and go cash out?
So I’ll shout it out from the heavens above
About all this

Now I’ve found me a reason to be a man
With the map laid out and the arrows drawn
Cause you were a lie I chose to believe