Maddie, I'm Too Scared To Drive

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We ran over a cat today
The bump in the road felt dull, and I questioned what it all meant
We put the car into reverse, to inspect the broken bones, and together lost our innocence
Nobody said a word, cos the brakelights said them all for us
"Where do we go now? How can we move on?"

We hid the body right away, to the spot that will become its home
Looking out into the wilderness
We kept the verses short and sweet
Simple words for an ugly scene
No spaces left for apologies, it's not as if this cat can hear me

It just seems so absurd how I never got to hear your purr
Just your fragile body shaking, right before we started braking
And I'll never feel your bite, or your fur as you nestle by my side
I'm awake, but I wish I was dreaming
Keeping my four paws on the ground

So I'ma go and ride my bike
Cos god knows, I'm too scared to drive
Pass the feline on the bonnet of the car around the corner, I think I'll give it a name
I don't care that I'm allergic
It's a curse I'll have to live with
And my granddad he's the same
I'll take the pills and try hard not to complain

My cousins' died today
I heard the news, they're in a bad way
Buried deep at the foot of the garden
I'm there, and I've already started digging
And I swear I feel your bite, as I'm losing sleep all through the night
I'm awake, but I wish I was dreaming
Keeping my four paws on the ground

Twenty-seven died today in Connecticut, twenty were kids
And I'm losing sleep over this feline in a song

It just seems so absurd, how I never got to hear your purr
Just the sound of your neck breaking
Now my body's violently shaking
And I long to feel your bite, and your fur as you nestle by my side
It's been driving me mad, ever since I ran over that cat

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from Wander (2010​-​2013), released July 27, 2015

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