like a girl lyrics – i mother earth

can’t think a straight line beyond the hill
it seems like a mountain
next to an ocean, behind a thrill
almost in my reach

if there’s a way i could
feel the face of intelligence
i’m a man, i would understand
what a good head says

you’re no me
you’re no me
you’re no me

can’t see the forest for all
the green, it all gets in my way
can’t dig a desert without
the need for old religion, for holy grails

and a jesus nail through the head
for all the pain and misguided faith
my mind erased before i had time
to waste my afternoon

every thirty days a light goes on
and brightens my backyard
a yellow dying sun, i bite my tongue
and swallow pride and blood

on some other plane i have
become affected, drawn and strange
i’m inclined to blame my mother
for dressing me like a girl

like a girl
like a girl
i don’t know maybe that’s kind of weird

a teenage breakdown without the will
or without thinking
taking low roads and colored pills
always searching

maybe then i would find a place in this mess
it swells a vein that the only things
that are keeping me awake
are re-runs of the mod squad and cartoons

every thirty days a light goes on
and brightens my backyard
a yellow dying sun, i bite my tongue
and swallow pride and blood

on some other plane i have
become affected, drawn and strange
i’m inclined to blame my mother
for dressing me like a girl

like a girl
like a girl
i don’t know maybe that’s kind of weird

/ i mother earth lyrics