Braille

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Cover of "Braille" by Regina Spektor

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She was lying on the floor, counting stretch marks
She hadn't been a virgin and he hadn't been a god
So she named the baby Elvis
To make up for the royalty he lacked, and
From then on it was turpentine and patches
From then on it was cold Campbell's from the can
And they were just two jerks playing with matches
'Cause that's all they knew how to play

It was raining cats and dogs outside of her window, and
She knew they'd be destined to become sacred roadkill on the way
She was listening to the sound of heaven shaking
Thinking about puddles and puddles and mistakes
Cause it's been turpentine and patches
It's been cold, cold Campbell's from the can
And they were just two jerks playing with matches
'Cause that's all they knew how to play

Elvis never could carry a tune, and
She thought about this irony as she stared up at the moon
She was tracing her years with her fingers on her skin
Saying "Well, why don't I begin again with turpentine and patches
With cold, cold Cambell's from the can
After all I'm still a jerk playing with matches
It's just that he's not around to play along, yeah
I'm still here playing with candles
Blowing out wishes, blowing out dreams
Just sitting here trying to decipher, what
What's written in braille upon my skin

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from Covers (2012), released January 1, 2012

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Kirstyn Hippe New York, New York

Kirstyn Hippe is a 21-year-old musician and social media enthusiast currently going to school in New York City. Please buy this stuff so she isn't broke. Really. I'm so broke please

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