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Hide me in the back of alleys,
where the sun knows no one
besides my shame.
You and me will decide when we're lonely
enough to pray for a day when we're both there at once.

And it brings me down like the hammer
of the gods—I’ll sing, "Heavens, got a lot of work to do."
You’ll sing, “Heaven’s got a lot of work to do."

It gets to me; out of my way, I’m leaving—
no, I can’t get out of here fast enough.
You would laugh at all the ways that I lie—
what I’d give to keep what’s dead
all up, above the rest.

And you would carry me like a god
that you don't need, but I'm not
getting any lighter all this time.
And as it's bringing me down,
like the hammer of the gods,
I’ll sing, "Heavens, got a lot of work to do."

You would say, “You and I, we should both pray.”
But who the hell has bent a knee and found it not to bleed?

Who would lift all the weight
that I left, when you know that holding on will leave you
cold and old?

And you would carry me like a god
that you don't need, but I'm not
getting any lighter all this time.
And as it's bringing me down,
like the hammer of the gods,
I’ll sing, "Heavens, got a lot of work to do."

Hide me in the back of alleys,
where the sun knows no one
besides my shame.
You and me will decide when we're lonely—
oh the sun is out—
love, I’m begging you.

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from Emerald City Blues, released July 27, 2012
Patrick Burke, Andrew Kuhar, Nicholas Kuhar

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