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lyrics

i got home to find i didn’t know which way to turn the key
or maybe it just kept spinning like a screw that finally stripped
• you tried to force it where it knew it shouldn’t go and so it told you ‘no’
now the screws just stuck and the drill just spins but the wood holds fast
it’ll have to stay like that for now
sometimes my feet get stuck and my head just spins
i know that it won’t last but it takes a day calm back down

but life feels short - trial and error seems inefficient
there are too many projects i’d like to work on
if i could settle on just one maybe i’d know which way to go
maybe i wouldn’t feel so anxious all the time
because everything i do feels like it causes harm to some other end 
i didn’t mean to walk on to a balance beam i thought the scale i bought was digital: you just weigh one thing at a time to learn about it
but when you line the boxes up it’s hard not to compare
to think ‘i could be in that one, or maybe that one over there’
i try to focus on moving forward but the compass needle always spins around.  

the weeds are growing in my garden - the tiniest bit of root can sprout a new plant just like that and each time i open the door they’ve grown some more i can’t keep up with it
i wish i could do better but i just weigh one thing at a time to learn about it.

so when the screw gets stuck the weeds just grow
but the plants remain - its okay if it stays like that for now
sometimes my feet get stuck and so the weeds just grow and grow
but the garden doesn’t disappear.

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