happy birthday to me (and the world as I know it)

from by Chelsey Weber-Smith

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Happy birthday now to me
happy birthday to this old dog
all I want for my birthday is to feel that old sense of awe

The world it turns
And so do I
I did it, I hit it, then the world turned it other cheek and I kissed it

I saw a boy crucified in the sky
he looked down at the world with the stars in his eyes
I asked him what if anything he’d want
he said all I want is for you to come up

He said the world it hurts
And so do I
I wouldn’t, I knew I shouldn’t, the world’s my little darling and I just couldn’t

Where I always go now I return
the light across the water that’s all I’ve learned
I don’t know whether to be silent or shout
I want to scream at you and hold your hand throughout

In the world, I know you learn, you learn
And so do I
But the quiet and riot both have their songs to sing
And so do you

So what kind of song will we sing to bring the world down to its knees?
And what kind of song will we sing to bring the world up to its feet?

To all my friends I love who have said goodbye
you’re welcome back into my life anytime
and if you just can’t that’s okay by me
you visit me anyway inside my dreams

I know the world, it turns
And so do we
But I keep fighting, I got two lions inside me and a scorpion and a dragon


from gold house, released January 5, 2016



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Chelsey Weber-Smith Seattle, Washington

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