Beautiful

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Beautiful

The neon eyes of night are focusing on you
Don’t worry
They cover lying lights and the darkness shines right through
Paint over memory ‘cause what you need is something new

You’ve given it your best
For so many years, your life seemed like a test
And that’s no way to behave
When you could be so beautiful
When you could have it all

Do-gooders prop you up, they call you everyday
Don’t worry
They’re all drinking from the cup
When optimism fades
They’ll turn to see that you have found a better way

And you’ll do it on your own
Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find your home
So stay with me
Resist your instincts
They’re all lying
Just tell me you’ll keep trying

Are you lost?
Are you hiding?
Are you safely locked away?
Hidden in black, scared of each day

Are you trapped?
Is there a key?
Do you already know the way out?

The town’s infecting you
You’re feeling every ache
Don’t worry
It’s just a sympathy, it shares your misery
This city’s countless heartbreaks and scarlet history

The city, night and I
We have a faith in you
We believe you could be so beautiful
You could have it all

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from No One Wins, released March 20, 2014
Shank: Vox, programming

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Shank Godley Butcher Sydney, Australia

An infamous master of acoustic bass, demigod of dulcet crooning and lyrical leviathan, Shank's twisted tunes have attracted compliments and complaints since 2003. A prolific artist, Butcher has recorded over a 100 tracks and will cap off a decade of disturbing dirge by releasing a compilation of demos on Bandcamp. It promises to be as handsome as the man himself. He may have written his own bio. ... more

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