my bad days lyrics – okkervil river

dear mother, we all got bad days
and i know you’ll understand
where we open up a foreign door
with a pair of foreign hands

where we find ourselves alone at the foot
of a pair of foreign stairs
dear mother, you know how our bad days
can catch you unawares, and catch us unawares

dear mother, we all got bad days
and i know that you’ll agree
with a bottle that’s filled up with vicodin
and a child who looks just like me

and a cellar that’s as dark as winter’s cold
with a hole in the stone cold wall
and a child like me who’s hiding
a child who can’t hear your call

there’s a string that runs through our bad days
if you pull that string real tight
the days all crumple together
and all that you see is night

and the doorkn*b becomes your enemy
and the window, you see through a haze
dear mother, i wish you could stand inside
and see all my bad days

well, my bad days all got together
and they stood in a row for me
and i plunged deep into the row
and i couldn’t hear and i couldn’t see

and i came out after thousands came
and thousands p*ssed away
now i stand all alone at the foot of the stairs
and i wait for more bad days

there’s a string that runs through our bad days
if you pull that string real tight
the days all crumple together
and all that you see is night

and the doorkn*b becomes your enemy
and the window, you see through a haze
dear mother, i wish you could stand inside
and see all my bad days

/ okkervil river lyrics