How Good You Are

HOW GOOD YOU ARE

I was born into a circus
But I ran off to join a home
The said that I was worthless
That my family died unknown
So it gets and so it goes
That’s what you get, I suppose
For wanting something more
Than a life of walking ropes

All the christians left behind
At the crossroads of your town
They’re playing truth or dare
Beneath the sanctuary now
Some wish they had the truth
Some wish they had to go
But there ain’t no sense in leaving from
The only game you know

O I know how good you are
How hard it is
How good you are

There’s a butler in your hallway
He is troublesome and old
He repeats the word ‘alive’
To describe your family gold
You ask him please to go
But there’s one thing you don’t know
He carved April seventh sixty-five
Into the side of your piano

O I know how good you are
How hard it is
How good you are

Everything that you were meant for
Everything you were born to do
Does not need you to do it
Someone else was born to do it too
Now like a half-grown man
You barely learned to stand
If you shut up with what you’ve chosen
You’ll hear something choosing you

O I know how good you are
How hard it is
How good you are

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