How I Died Alone

by Elf Pity

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this is my story it isn't much
but it's how i died alone and it goes as such

i was sitting by a fence carving patterns with knives
and i took my neighbour's flowers and i took some of their chives
when i came back home you were looking kind of dead
lying on the floor with some fruit on your head
i say hey are you okay
and you said yeah dude i'm groovy
just practising cause i wanna be in a movie
there were pictures on your wall from halloweens in high school
i couldn't tell who was who they were all in costume
and it was right then and there that my world split in two
and i knew i had to leave
and i knew just what to do

you turned around and threw up in the sink
i grabbed a scarf it was made of fake mink

outside i could barely make out in the fog
a girl that i sort of knew walking her dog
she said i just left the party
i got kind of scared
i always feel like such an asshole when i'm there
so i took my dog and now we're going home
i said i'm telling the story of how i died alone
watched her walk away in the snow
bathed in the house's golden glow
her hair all lit up in the front porch light
her hair all lit up in the front porch light
the night was still young
i walked into the night

passing through the woods i heard an ominous boo
remembered you're less scared of them than they are of you
so i faced the ghost and thought of ways to reason for my soul
but everything i thought about was used and kind of old
the ghost said hey you know we're not that different i'll let you survive
how many people that people used to be die while they stay alive
i mumbled out a thanks and broke into a light jog
walked down the road and disappeared in the smog
headed towards the lights feeling weird in the head
in a city where no one can see you even if your jacket's red
so i looked up into the sky instead
so i looked up into the sky instead

felt my physical body made of physical things
like self-aware stardust and insect wings
i remembered the time when i was seven years old
and i buried a bird i found beside the road
and all of the times i almost woke up and screamed
cause i woke up still drunk from sober dreams
(please don't leave the party without me)
finding the poetry in tasteful arson
i still swear that one time we got abducted by martians
and it was right then and there that my world split in two
and i knew i had to leave
and i knew just what to do

i started to run but i couldn't hide
i was being chased by big people in the sky
they chased me to Hope, i wasn't the first to declare
that there's no hope to be found over there
they said the world's not made for people like you
just come with us we know what to do
i tried to call but you weren't picking up the phone
it's kind of a strange one
but that's how i died alone

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released August 7, 2016

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