Watts (chipotle) wrote,

Since I'm playing the part of Pontius Pilate today...

Beautiful Pain · Roseanne Cash (written by Craig Northey)

Do you want to be honest, or do you want to win?
You could have it all, if you could gracefully give in
Like when a martyr knows he’s a martyr
And looking in the mirror makes you cry harder
’bout your glittering ball and chain
In love, in love with your
Beautiful pain

Excuses and old theories repeat themselves and die
But even when they don’t hold water
You try to keep them safe and dry
And trade your moan for a positive tone
Reassured by ads about things you own
So we go through this again
In love, in love with your
Beautiful pain

If everything were running smoothly
You’d soon lose who you were
Pain and hurt prove that you’re real
So go on, go back to her

You packed up all your troubles and let me play the boss
Hiked out to the meadow and lay down on the fragrant moss
Cut down your own tree, then meticulously
Built a cross right there and stared back at me
And climbed up on it again
In love, in love with your beautiful
Love in love with your beautiful
Love in love with your beautiful pain

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