If I Had A Father

Sly am I, not underfoot
Passersby don’t shed a look

If I had a Father, would he even bother?

I still feel the lightning’s scorn.
Took to this barn, to flee from harm
The sleep I’ve sown, has come for me
This hollow frame, longs to bury

If I had a Lover, would she choose another?
If I had a Mother, would she pull me under?

 

I walked alone, I preyed alone, I tried alone, now I lie alone
I walked alone, I preyed alone, I tried alone, now I lie alone

 

If I had a Father, would he even bother?
If I’­d known the thunder, would tear me asunder.

If I had a Lover, would she choose another?
If I had a Mother, would she pull me under?

 

If I had a Father, would he even bother?
If I’d known the thunder, would tear me asunder.

I was a reliever, now I am the sleeper!
I was once the reaper, now I am the griever!

Weak am I, and underfoot
Passersby won’t shed a look

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