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Ladder Song Lyrics

from The People's Key

"Ladder Song" is track #9 on the album The People's Key. It was written by Conor Oberst.
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No one knows where the ladder goes
You're gonna lose what you love the most
You're not alone in anything
You're not unique in dying

I feel estranged every now and then
Fall asleep reading science fiction
I wanna fly in your silver ship
Let Jesus hang and Buddha sit

It's on now, the days are long now
The ups and the sundowns in a twisting mind
If I gotta go first, I'll do it on my terms
I'm tired of traitors always changing sides
They were friends of mine

Don't hang around once the promise breaks
Or you'll be there when the next one's made
Kiss the feet of a charlatan
Some imagined freedom

All the rest is predictable
You can say you're the first to know
Bought a mantra to concentrate
Car alarm or hissing snake

I know now, how it's gonna turn now
You gotta calm down or I'll lose my place
Gotta get to the center, gotta get to the concert
Run off with a dancer, gonna celebrate

Welcome the new age covered in warrior paint
Lights from the jungle to the sky
See now, a star's born, looks just like a blood orange
Don't it just make you wanna cry?
Precious friend of mine

Well, I know when it's finally done
This whole life's a hallucination
You're not alone in anything
You're not alone in trying to be

Songwriters
Conor Oberst

Published by
BEDROOMS BEDROOMS AND SPIDERS

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