You’re Not the Person You Used to Be

by Joe Holt

Genre: Folk

Lyrics

You’re a park bench.
Suffer the winter and wait for the end
To the tired and weary, you offer a friend
Though rained on and sat on and spat on again, still you stand.

My friend, after years abusive and long,
No matter how stable and sturdy and strong
Your brothers and neighbors will crackle and split like a smile

You’re not the person you used to be
If you don’t listen then you won’t see
While now you are stronger, a few years ago you were free

One day, when the snow fills your memory’s bite,
Hop out of the doorway and into the white
And play in the steps your father left behind

You’re not the person you used to be
If you don’t listen then you won’t see
While now you are stronger, a few years ago you were free

You’re not the person you used to be
If you don’t listen then you won’t see
While now you are stronger, a few years ago you were free

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