under these clouds lyrics – patty griffin

she says i deserve much better than this
it’s getting pretty plain to see
she tells her boss,”here’s my b*tt,
why don’t you give it a kiss-
you got all you’re gonna get outta me”
twenty years ago with time in a gl*ss
graduation day to pave the way
nothing to show but a life moving too fast
and a fear of almost everything
and a fear of almost everything

but they say get down under these clouds
i was born down under these clouds
so i stand up and sing it out loud
someone’s still alive under their shroud
and i don’t wanna die
under these clouds

her momma tried real hard not to p*ss it along
and so her momma did before that
somewhere, some day,
someone’s singin’ their song
how everything good goes bad
and it really was a gradual thing
p*ssed as easy as a cigarette
you wake up one day wrapped in a ball of string
feelin’ nothing good’s happened to you yet
feels like nothing good’s happened to you yet

but they say get down under these clouds
i was born down under these clouds
so i stand up and sing it out loud
someone’s still alive under their shroud
and i don’t wanna die
under these clouds

/ patty griffin lyrics