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I Will Be Grateful For This Day Lyrics

"I Will Be Grateful For This Day" was written by Conor Oberst.
"I Will Be Grateful For This Day" was written by Conor Oberst.

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I had girl, I knew she grew, became a woman
Now I think that she teaches at one of the schools downtown
We used to roll the windows down and play the music loud
Smoking out in her car, lost in west Omaha

And wed get drunk and kiss, our bodies twist like shoe laces
And we never came untied, I guess you were just my type
You know that summer never stopped, I still pretend Im there
Bands in the living room, the neighbors aint never cared

So when I sat behind the drum set
Your heartbeats what I tried to play
With kick and snares so careless, not in time
So you got ahead of me
And I guess Im still dragging behind

I had a friend who changed his name but couldnt change himself
Never quite figured out how to do with what life had dealt
He put a needle in his arm to calm his handsome hell
Who would have imagined it? Couldve worked out so well

Now he's a shape that moves like echoes through my empty room
And theres a voice that speaks like someones right behind me
I turned around and found exactly what you would expect
Clothes I left on my floor, the papers piled on my desk

But where the ink is where the cause effects whats meant by it
The story is incomplete, the pictures left unfinished

So I am writing my own ending
Ill let my pen bleed black or blue
And I will color in the meaning
It will be gold and green and true
And Ill learn to love my new discovered proof

Ill be grateful for this day
I'll be grateful for each day to come

Conor Oberst

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