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Amanda Palmer – Bigger On The Inside lyrics
[Verse 1]
You'd think I'd shot their children
From the way that they are talking
And there's no point in responding
Cause it will not make them stop

[Verse 2]
And I am tired of explaining
And of seeing so much hating
In the very same safe haven
Where I used to just see helping

[Verse 3]
I've been drunk and skipping dinner
Eating skin from off my fingers
And I tried to call my brother
But he no longer exists

[Verse 4]
I keep forgetting to remember
That he would have been much prouder
If he saw me shake these insults off
Instead of getting bitter

I am bigger on the inside
But you have to come inside to see me
Otherwise you're only hating
Other people's low-res copies

[Verse 5]
You'd think I'd learn my lesson
From the way they keep on testing
My capacity for pain
And my resolve to not get violent

[Verse 6]
But though my skin is thickened
Certain spots can still be gotten
It is typically human of me
Thinking I am different

[Verse 7]
To friends hooked up to hospital machines
To fix their cancer
And there is no better place than from this
Waiting room to answer

[Verse 8]
The French kid who sent an email
To the website late last night
His father raped him and he's scared
He asked me
"How do you keep fighting?"

[Verse 9]
And the truth is I don't know
I think it's funny that he asked me
Cause I don't feel like a fighter lately
I am too unhappy

You are bigger on the inside
But your father cannot see
You need to tell someone
Be strong
And somewhere some dumb rock star truly loves you

[Verse 10]
You'd think I'd get perspective
From my view here by the bedside
It is difficult to see the ones I love
So close to death

[Verse 11]
All their infections and proscriptions
And the will to live at all in question
Can I not accept that my own problems
Are so small?

[Verse 12]
You took my hand when you woke up
I had been crying in the darkness
We all die alone but I am so, so glad
That you are here

You whispered:

"We are so much bigger on the inside
You, me, everybody
Some day when you're lying where I am
You'll finally get it, beauty
We are so much bigger
Than another one can ever see
Trying is the point of life
So don't stop trying
Promise me."

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