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Alanis Morissette & Ryan Adams

Ryan :
I was born in 1974
on a calm meticulous street
someplace in the sun
oh the air was sweet
and enough lights sprang sparks
through the window of the room
not as raw to a ridiculous tune
slightly out of key in the mother hour

Ryan & Alanis :
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
I'm busy breaking bones

Alanis :
I was born in 1974
in a breached feet-first way
my twin opened the door
my very first dose of chivalry
I was dawned princess potential potent
with gold star and matching impression
big between two doors
small and loved and proud and unthreatened

Ryan & Alanis :
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
I'm busy breaking bones

Ryan :
I bet you were strong
when you should have been weak
like a dam that wanted to break
I wish I were the stones
your river learned to roam
in whispering gaze

Alanis :
You were told in a kind North Carolinian way
to slow down, back up, or be hated
thank god you did not
and thank god you did
an angel either way

Ryan & Alanis :
So leave us alone
So leave us alone
So leave us alone
We're busy being grown

Alanis :
November 5, 8:17 PM
Scorpio &
a gem

Ryan :
June 1st, 9:39 AM
Gemini &
a lullaby

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