Almost Enough

by Splitting Time

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This version has harmonica over the break, the other has guitar.

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Some of us don’t stand a chance the hand we’re dealt is pretty thin
Two threes, a four, and not much more, a pair of drunks lie on the floor
Their supposed to be, legally, expectedly my parents
But who knows what went through their head the day that they made me

Yeah, so I skip school, don’t do my work, my teachers talk behind my back
She’s unaware, she must be scared, I don’t get why she doesn’t care
But until school can teach my Dad to fuck himself instead of me
I’ll be home covering these bruises wishing someone would see

CHORUS:
No one's gonna help you and the world’s a bitter place
I learned this young that kindness doesn’t pay it gets thrown right back in your face
Look out for yourself, you’re the only one who will
And if that doesn’t work then blame the world

Some of us don’t stand a chance the hand we’re dealt is pretty thin,
When a house, three cars, and money are used to hide a family scar
Their ashamed of me, pray I’ll be, cured of this disease, ever since the
Day they found their oldest son with a guy between his knees

So I sit strung out by the corner store, looking to score something more
Then she walked by and tried to hide but I saw myself in her black eye
I said you look like you need to get the fuck out of this place
The words she spoke said something very different than her face she whispered

CHORUS:
No one's gonna help you and the world’s a bitter place
I learned this young that kindness doesn’t pay it gets thrown right back in your face
Look out for yourself, you’re the only one who will
And if that doesn’t work then blame the world


Well he drove away, to his favorite spot,
Said one last prayer, then he stepped off
As she walked home, with the pills she bought
Heard a ringing in her ear, before the shot, her note said

CHORUS:
No one's gonna help you and the world’s a bitter place
I learned this young that kindness doesn’t pay it gets thrown right back in your face
Look out for yourself, you’re the only one who will
And if that doesn’t work then blame the world

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released February 11, 2014

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Splitting Time Burlington, Vermont

Writer/Copy Editor at The Hard Times, I write songs when I get the chance and love finding out that a few people really dig them.

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