Love Your Family

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lyrics

(capo 7th fret)
C-Am
(humming)
C F
How old do you have to get
before you're honest with your parents
and can tell them about the time Kate
broke your heart without getting embarrassed?
How old do you have to turn before you see you're no longer a teenager,
take your bullshit, burn it up, and leave those grudges forever?
C-Am
(humming)
C F
How old do you have to grow
before you see your mom's an old lady
who's probably all alone
and definitely misses her baby?
How old do you have to get
before both your parents die
and you're left saying
I wish, I wish, I wish, I...?
C-Am
(humming)
C F
How old do you have to get before you see yourself in your family
and start to love them for it
as your closest connection out of all humanity?
How long has to pass by
before you tell your dad and mom
"I'm sorry. I love you. Thanks for the things you did right.
You're forgiven for what you did wrong."
C-Am
(humming)

credits

from Live with Amanda Palmer, released April 5, 2013

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Noah plays guitar and sings. Now known as Request Freebird.

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