were about 9
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she was lit up like a well dressed Christmas tree

til the seasons changed her lights came free

she started dropping needles to deal with the pain

when that didn't work she turned to c**aine

now she looks like a deadwood smothered in clay

but you should have seen Anna back when it was her day

she could hold your attention like a movie screen

but it all fell apart by the second scene

now she's picking up popcorn and looking for change

and her ex-boyfriend are thinking, "isn't that strange?"

i never thought i'd see her this way

i mean you should have seen Anna back when it was her day

she says it's hard at the bottom when you've seen it all from the top

you know exactly what you look like, you're just another dot

and now-a-days Anna is the one who turns water into wine

i guess we love her so much we don't even mind

and on our tables it's her blood, but most of the time

it's just a potion that's clouding up Anna's mind

but how does she get mine?

you know i still write her letters

i hope she gets them somehoe

i was in love with her then

i am in love with her now

her spark is still blushing

it's lost it somewhere

and the mopped up wreck of her beautiful hair

like its always been that way

but you should have seen Anna

back when it was her day

you see it's hard at the bottom

when your love train leads to the top

just because the tracks are broken

that doesn't mean that the engine will stop

so america if you've got a prayer left in you

i emplore you to give it to the poorly behaved

i know what i look like

i'm swallowing engines firing

i'd be traveling home

have them take me and oh-

america if you see the last grandfather left from your confident era tell him to meet me at the corner of mischief and seventh with a bottle of brandy and we can sully our souls and christen our hearts just tell them heaven will take the lonely, it will take the hungry, but it may not take anna, if it doesn't then I don't wanna be safe

if even he won't open his doors

than I don't wanna be safe

I don't wanna be safe

I don't wanna be safe