“Vengeance is Sleeping” by Neko Case

“You’re the one that I still miss. And it’s ruthless that it comes as no surprise.”

I didn’t know what a brute I was
I dipped my cigarette and rode the bus
Vengeance built me hastily
And I drag the clanging notion I was nobody, nobody
Nobody

All I had was my invention 
And my love it fitted on you 
Oh, look what thoughts can do 
What thoughts can do 
If you’re not by now dead and buried 
You’re most certifiably married 
Oh, married
 

I’m sure you’re sleeping sound 
With a mistress of the hours 
The hours that grind your life to dust 

Oh, easy loves 
You keep like pets 
Denied them you are powerless 
Whatever keeps you sleeping through the night

I’m not the man you thought I was 
My love has never lived indoors 
I had to drag it home by force 
Hired hounds at both my wrists 
Damp and bruised by stranger’s kisses on my lips

But you’re the one that I still miss 
You’re the one that I still miss 
And it’s ruthless that it comes as no surprise

I’m not the man you think I am 
I’m not the man you think I am


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