Brother Let Me Live

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How my lowest lows
Seem so comforting
With nowhere down to go
With no more hope

Oh how small we are
In the scheme of things
And how short our lives
Still we cope

But I don’t want to die
Though I once thought I did
Now is not the time
To breathe my final sigh

Though there were times I’d tried
I walked that window ledge
But brother now I know
I don’t want to die

I played russian-roulette
The noose, the knife
I've bitten the bullet
Toyed with this life

But I don’t want to die
I'm just not ready yet
To say my last goodbyes
I've so much more to give

If should expire
So soon I would regret
All I've not yet done
Brother let me live

Darling, save yourself
Don’t enslave yourself
Don’t you make your home
In self-harm

For your tortured soul
Cannot become whole
‘till your defences
Are disarmed

I’ played russian-roulette
The knife, the noose
I've bitten the bullet
Searching for some truth

Death I once defied
Now catches up with me
Like unbending time
Fate does not forgive

I balanced on high
Danced on the precipice
I don’t want to die
Brother let me live

How my lowest lows
They seem so comforting
With nowhere down to go
With no more hope

Oh how small we are
In the scheme of things
And how short our lives
Still we cope

But I don’t want to die
I'm just not ready yet
To say my last goodbyes
I've so much more to give

If I should expire
So soon I would regret
All I have not done
Brother let me live
Brother let me live
Brother let me live

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from Fag Machine, released December 5, 2013

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