Britney Spears

by Them Poor Kids

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Acoustic demo of a song we really liked once we wrote it; recorded with a guitar hero microphone in a bedroom in one take.


I wanna tell you that it's okay to run away;
you've been a part of toxic relationships from the start,
and I won't pretend I wasn't a part of it—I was at least half of it.

You told me you were happy,
but that's because you don't know
what your smile really looks like.

You practiced your mother's
in the bathroom mirror
until you found one
that you thought we'd all like.
Oh god we're monsters,
we are poison,
we are what keeps you awake at night.

Tell me the dream you had when you were a kid,
and what made you give up on it.
Was it me?
Was it your parents?
Was it your best friend back home?
Is sorry too late?
Sorry it's too late.
Take the money, get on the bus and go—

off on your own to escape everyone that you've known,
'cause we are toxic;
we are poison;
we are what keeps you awake at night,
scolding yourself to the third degree,
'cause we keep telling you to be happy
and you've learned you can't be.

Oh god we're toxic;
we are poison;
we are monsters—
best avoided.


released August 7, 2014
Kyle—Vocals, less pretty guitar work
James—Prettier guitar work, notable lines include "Don't worry, Kyle, I believe in us!" and "Still good!"



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