Slight Figure Of Speech

- The Avett Brothers
Released: 2015 Genres: Rock
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Lyric "Slight Figure Of Speech"

They say you gotta lose a couple fights to win
It's hard to tell from where I'm sitting
They say that this is where the fun begins
Guess it's time that I was quitting

A slight figure of speech
I cut my chest wide open
They come and watch us bleed
Is it all like I was hoping now

They said "I hope that you will never change"
I went and cut my hair
They said "Don't take your business to the big town"
I bought us tickets there

A slight figure of speech
I cut my chest wide open
They come and watch us bleed
Is it all like I was hoping now

What did you expect
And what did you forget
That to live you let go of me with each step
It becomes a progression I won't let regret manifest
To aggression
Are you to assess what I've been? What I am? Or become?
Did you stop to accept how pathetically dumb
It can be to
Attack those around 'cause you're
True to color, a town, a time, or a place?
It's not you, it's not mine
And besides it is gone
And you never will find it again
But I don't want to fight
I just ask let me be
I won't give the chance to be my enemy
So go home
Think it through

A jet plane and a big idea
I jump over the seat
What Ifs hot on my trail
But they can't catch me, no

A slight figure of speech
I cut my chest wide open
They come and watch us bleed
Is it all like I was hoping now

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The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers are an American folk rock band from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, United States. The band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), as well as Bob Crawford (double bass) and Joe Kwon (cello). Mike Marsh (drums), Tania Elizabeth (violin) and Paul Defiglia (keyboard) are touring members of the band, with Kwon featured on recordings from 2007's Emotionalism and later.