The Undeserving

from by Mary and the Maxwells

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Faithfulness ain't the stablest
Temptations over templates to renovate my face a bit
Serenity, wait for it
It'll never be a basic wish
I wish I could paper mâché my way through the phases
And be consistent in relationships
Can't always listen to acquaintances
With the strange condition that my brain is in

Will you accept me, when I fumble my humbleness?
Wonder if you have already discovered this
But under the covers, I'm suffering
Dropping the grace you wholeheartedly trust me with

Is this nobility?
Or is this all talk and no ability?
And don't pity me
Just rid me of the toxins
Give me any option, I'm boxed in



I spent a couple seasons faking it
You know the glossy cover lies and says I'm making it
But my panic cries inside to be comforted
And I feel my strength decreasing as I start to think that

I can't keep this face on anymore
But I'm terrified that your love is conditional

Will you carry me when I can't lift head
I wanna make you proud but I can't take another step
Grace, they say is for the undeserving
But can it be for me when I don't feel I'm worth it

I don't remember why I'm trying to prove
Seems like the things I'm holding tightest are the ones I should lose
I'm standing stubbornly when I should move
I thought I had this figured out but I'm so confused

It's so hard for me to admit oh
Is it a race, I dunno
Is it a game, I dunno
A charade, I dunno
I'm afraid I need to know

credits

from SO GOOD, released June 10, 2016
Mary Niewola - Music, lyrics, vocals, trumpet, percussion
Chris Renne - Backing vocals, synths, drum breaks, percussion, bass, trombone, clarinet, producer, engineer, mixer
Jake Nowak - Electric guitar
Korey Costa - Rhymes

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