Nobody Taught You

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Nobody taught you
how to act
I realize now
we can’t go back
what I would give you
to get out of your own head
feel someone else’s
pain instead
but you’ve got PTSD
from your childhood
in the Connecticut country
the things they did to you
you now
do to me
I love you
despite our incompatibility
I know you don’t choose
how much
you abuse me
You say
you aren’t angry anymore
the middle class life
is what you strive for
turn a blind eye
to the lies you vote for
a mean of peace
who wages war
somewhere out in Pakistan
a young mother
holds a dead five year old
in her hands
the child
the same age as ours
too much to understand
our drone bombers
by remote control
express the confusion
of your own soul
and the peace
that was in your life
dies somewhere out
in the sand
I love you
despite our incompatibility
I know
you don’t choose
how much you abuse me
you used to try to find your voice
you used to write and sing
sang for the tortured
made a joyful noise
against the silence
over everything
I fell for you then
fell into
your luminosity
your rage from the stage
poured out on the page
of the book
that was me
I’m someone
from another time
your ex husband
has crossed the line
I’m a target for your bombs
a non human being
I love you
despite our incompatibility
I know you don’t choose
how much you abuse me

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from Wars Undeclared, released April 15, 2016

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White Collar Crime New York, New York

Sander Hicks (lead singer/songwriter)
Dale W. Miller (Drums)
Nick Colt (Keys)
Jon Berger (Bass)

Engineered by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Juliana Hatfield) at Nuthouse Studios, Hoboken, NJ and mixed by Erik Colvin (Gina Villalobos, Overlord) in Hollywood, CA.
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