i’ll get by lyrics – pianos become the teeth

i used to listen to my life,
i was so put together,
i chose what i wanted to be in that age of chasing sand,
the age of believing in everything,
but i couldn’t save you,
i couldn’t save what was taken away,
and i’m still singing, and you still can’t stay.
you “loved life,” and those words have lasted,
i just wish i would have had ears for more than what you said
because i still feel the lack long after.
such a light body, such a quiet gait leaving behind the weight of the world,
i’ll always think it was too early to lose your shine,
i guess the means that ends us means nothing,
i just hope it’s the peace we all need,
because i could love and drown in your god d*mned smile lines,
but i think i burnt up watching you rallying to stay alive,
and i guess that’s fine.
it seems we all get sick,
we all die in some no name hospital with the same colored walls,
and i guess that’s fine,
but i want to swallow, i want to stomach, i want to live.
it’s been a rough while and some days are worse than others,
there’s no proper way to feel, no mirth, no levity, no amazing grace,
just a flame on a lake floating away,
i can’t let you lay,
i want you to know, i’m learning patience against my will,
i want you to know, i’ll get by, always barely scr*ping
with just a hunger, with just a heart apart,
it’s a h*ll of a thing.

/ pianos become the teeth lyrics