The Devil You Know

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I like this town better when it falls asleep
Driving around in the rain gives me some time to think
I can't remember did I cut and run
It was all such a long time ago
Am I the prodigal son?

I promise you letters that I never send
The ones where I clear out my soul
And call you my only true friend
I try to tell you I love you to death
But I always trip on the words
The lie makes me so short of breath

Sing me a song that reminds me
How lucky I am
Just to be here
Standing beside you

I turn of my mind and I float down the stream
And let the song into my lungs like some mysterious breeze
I batten down hatches and strike all the sails
But the wind keeps pushing me straight
Into the jaws of the whale

Sing me a song that reminds me
How lucky I am
Just to be here
Standing beside you

Better the devil you know
Than the one that you can't control
Better the devil you know
Than the one that eats at your soul

I try not to listen to their tender lies
The ghosts that sing in my heart
They sound so ancient and wise
I try not to miss all the ones who have died
But I'm never really alone
With all of their memories inside

Better the devil you know
Than the one that you can't control
Better the devil you know
Than the one that eats at your soul

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from American Nightmare, released February 17, 2017
Written by Tyler Massey
TM: guitars, vocals
Alex Knight: bass
Morris Windsor: drums
Jeff Boehm: trumpets
Produced by Alex Knight and TM
Mastered by Paul White
Original Photo: Hugh Mangum Photographs collection at Duke University Libraries. Item N69. Date taken: ca. 1890-1922.

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