Opium’s Ooze – (hard to love and so hard to lose)

April 21, 2014

Nashville Work Tape – Opium’s Ooze

This song was written in the fall of 2013 by a man who struggled to hold on to a love that was suffocating whilst soothingly intoxicating.  What ensues is a demonstration of the emotion one battles when trying to let go of a good drug like love.  Video source: http://youtu.be/VSJvUJQT_Gc

I know you’ll take the breath away of so many men with your gum.
I know just a couple minutes with you is better when I’m numb.
Here I go digging my toes back into the ground.
Worrying that someday soon I’m gonna lose everything that I’ve found.

You’re hard to love; hard to lose. You want me to give up but that’s now what I’m gonna do. Nah, I’m foolish enough to keep on pushing through thinking one day I’m gonna earn your trust. Now I have been with you, and like opium’s ooze, you are beautiful but dangerous when used. Oh, oh, oh, opium’s ooze.

I can count on one hand how many times I’m gonna die.
I’m gonna need both of my feet to count the ways you’ve kept me alive.
Sun shines down on a flower that you try to hide.
I cut it up and feed it to my heart and feel it die.

You’re hard to love; so hard to lose. You want me to give up but that’s now what I’m gonna do. Nah, I’m foolish enough to keep on pushing through thinking one day I’m gonna earn your trust. Now I have been with you, and like opium’s ooze, you are beautiful but dangerous when used.

I’m in denial when she cracks a smile. All of the while I’m high.

You are hard to love; hard to lose. You want me to give up but that’s now what I’m gonna do. Nah, I’m foolish enough to keep on pushing through thinking that one day I’m gonna earn your trust. Now I have been with you, like opium’s ooze, you are beautiful but dangerous when used. Oh, oh, oh, opium’s ooze.

 

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