Before I Was Born

from Rise And Shine: Day 2 by Jed Davis

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PRICE:
The Lord cursed me before I was born
My first cells divide
The program inside was already running
The Lord cursed me before I was born
The choices I'd make
Were already made before I had choices
The Lord cursed me.

He gave me the spirit to never say die
The talent to raise expectations too high
Now nothing's enough and I can't figure why

PRICE, D:
The Lord cursed me before I was born
It can't be denied
The pull of the tides, the call of your nature
The Lord cursed me before I was born
My first cells divide
The program inside was already running
The Lord cursed me.

PRICE:
He gave me the conscience to know wrong from right
So the tiniest fuck-up would kill me inside
He gave me compassion, then drove me to crime

PRICE, D:
The Lord cursed me before I was born
The news from on high:
Everything that you try will blow up and burn you
The Lord cursed me before I was born
"In your formative years," He said,
"You'll have no idea how to handle rejection."
The Lord cursed me.

PRICE:
He gave me the insight to open my eyes
To know when you're lying, which is most of the time
I prayed for a respite
This was the reply:

PRICE, GRUB, D:
"There is no point, there is no plan
Don't even try to understand
You have no rights, you have no soul
You'll take it 'til I say so

GRUB:
On your knees and open wide"

PRICE, D:
The Lord cursed me before I was born
His Holy Decree:
"By age twenty-three your hair will be graying."
The Lord cursed me before I was born
His Heavenly Word:
"Before you get heard, you'll turn suicidal."
The Lord cursed me.

PRICE:
He made me look normal so I could fit in
And get close enough to see what I was missing
And all of the bad things that I would become
Were waiting in ambush before I was born.

credits

from Rise And Shine: Day 2, released December 15, 2019
Words and music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP, all rights reserved

Heather Maloney: vocals (PRICE)
Jed Davis: vocals (D), organ
Mike Keaney: vocals (GRUB), bass
Alex Dubovoy: guitars
Joe Abba: drums

Produced by Jed Davis
Recorded by Jed Davis at the Ramones Loft, New York, NY, and Pile of Sound
Additional recording by John Delehanty at O Studios, Albany, NY, and Pete deBoer at Excello, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Tim Latham
Mastered at Howie Weinberg Mastering by Howie Weinberg and Will Borza

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