1974
Lyrics Alanis Morissette

Featuring: Ryan Adams

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[Ryan:]
I was born in 1974
On a calm meticulous street
Someplace in the sun
Oh the air was sweet
And enough lights sprang sparks
Through the window of the room
Not as raw to a ridiculous tune
Slightly out of key in the mother hour

[Ryan & Alanis:]
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
I'm busy breaking bones

[Alanis:]
I was born in 1974
In a breached feet-first way
My twin opened the door
My very first dose of chivalry
I was dawned princess potential potent
With gold star and matching impression
Big between two doors
Small and loved and proud and unthreatened

[Ryan & Alanis:]
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
So leave me alone
I'm busy breaking bones

[Ryan:]
I bet you were strong
When you should have been weak
Like a dam that wanted to break
I wish I were the stones
Your river learned to roam
In whispering gaze

[Alanis:]
You were told in a kind North Carolinian way
To slow down, back up, or be hated
Thank god you did not
And thank god you did
An angel either way

[Ryan & Alanis:]
So leave us alone
So leave us alone
So leave us alone
We're busy being grown

[Alanis:]
November 5, 8:17 PM
Scorpio and a gem

[Ryan:]
June 1st, 9:39 AM
Gemini and a lullaby

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