Ahead of the Curve

Another perfect day
They keep pilin’ up
I got happiness that I can maintain
So beginner’s luck

I had shoes to fill
Walkin’ barefoot now
Can’t tell north from south
But no split hair’s gonna get me down

Stayin’ above the flat line
I’m ahead of the curve
Take a piece of the sunshine with me
On a redeye flight to another world

It isn’t any trouble
If you wanna come with me
I know it’s out of the question, honey
But I sure could use the company
And a place to be

Now the sky is pink
Rooftop swimmin’ pool
I’m not carefree, no
I’m free to care
I just never do

All the bags are checked
And the reasons why
Yesterday lingers on
That’s the piece you keep when you say goodbye

You can get what you want now
Knock it out of the park
Bury it by the river, easy
There’s a search party but it’s getting dark

I won’t hold you to nothin’
I wanna make that plain
Probably end up a stranger and crazy
But I’m still hopin’ there’s another way
And a place to stay

What the scene has got too sentimental
When the night comes
When the night comes loose
All the things you put upon the mantle
What a shame
What a shame
It’s old news

I’m stayin’ above the flatline
I’m ahead of the curve
Take a piece of the sunshine with me
On an all-night drive to another world

You can get what you want now
Knock it out of the park
Probably end up a drifter and lonely
But I’m still hoping for a change of heart
And a place
A place
A place
To start

Monsters of Folk – Ahead of the Curve

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