On Your Own

No one to weigh you down and no one to lift you up.

In your coat of many colors, and wanton disregard for others
If you’d manage to get your druthers, I’d know just what you’d do
You’d perch inside your castle, make yourself a real royal hassle
If you weren’t such an evil rascal, I’d tell you what to do

Cause there’ll be rain, there’ll be emptiness
There’ll be so much you cannot trust you won’t believe yourself

You’ll send for me a remedy, a lovesick broken melody
Like a funeral in a major key, you just don’t belong
So, I’ll barter for my daily bread, and blindly go to where I am led
And you can’t believe a single word I’ve said because I’m not that strong

Cause there’ll be rain, and there’ll be emptiness
There’ll be so much you cannot trust you won’t believe yourself

Once you’re on your own, alone, I fear you’re too far gone
Do you think you’re special ‘cause you survived?
All on your own, you’ll find home, if you keep driving the whole night long
The shadows just seem a little longer at dawn, when you’re on your own

There’s no one to care where I lay my head, and no one to mourn me if I were dead
I’ll close my eyes and dream instead I’m rich as hell
They would sing to me of my charity, tell the tales of my generosity
Contemplating their own mediocracy, of which I know well

Like I know rain, Like I know emptiness
I know there’s so much you cannot trust you won’t believe yourself

In a world of doing the best you can, there are so many women who don’t need a man
Perhaps you could help formulate a plan to work half as well
My hopes for swift revival mock the trope of mere survival
Which my witchy rival finds delightful as she casts her spell

That there’ll be rain, and there’ll be emptiness
There’ll be so much you cannot trust you won’t believe yourself

Once you’re on your own, alone, I fear you’re too far gone
Do you think you’re special ‘cause you survived
All on your own, you’ll find home, if you keep driving the whole night long
The shadows just seem a little longer at dawn

(On) your own, alone, I fear you’re too far gone
Do you think you’re special ‘cause you survived
All on your own, I’ll find home, if you keep driving the whole night long
The shadows just seem a little longer at dawn, once you’re on your own

When you’re on your own