Heredity

Melissa Ferrick

Heredity

Title Heredity
Performed By Melissa Ferrick
Label W.A.R. Records
Released 1997-07-01
Tempo Slow
BPM 122
Key Db
Mode Major
Vocals Female - vocal
Year 1997
Lyrics

she took me to a secret place
not knowing that I had been there before
and I struggle with the memories
already lingering behind the door
deciding in an instant
not to bring it up
I slapped a smile on my face
blocked my tongue with my teeth
to keep it from falling out
and on the bed well it came to her
all the reasons for getting away
yeah they poured out all over me
they poured out in anger and in rage
and she said well I don't know what it is
why we are falling apart
I only know that I am not happy
not when I know that you're breaking my heart
but I won't lay here and judge you
cause everybody goes through their stuff
but your stuff is drowning us
cause the liquid is killing her
it's washing her away
it's pulling her under a veil of white
and beneath the dead mermaids
all screaming out her name
they're screaming out her name
heredity, yeah yeah yeah...

so brought the conversation
you know that it all came back around
and the out of the one constant evil
that grew in small towns
and she said well why do you do it
why do you let yourself go
and I replied
I have no answer for a question with so many years to go
but the liquid is killing her
it's washing her away
it's pulling her under a veil of white
and beneath the dead mermaids
all screaming out her name
they're screaming out her name
heredity, yeah yeah yeah...

so she left me for a while
in the room that I had known before
and only now do I wonder about
that chances of a beginning and an ending
on the same hotel floor
and then I think of her walking
alone in the dark
there were tears of surrender
and with a stomach full of knots
and she's thinking I should have said nothing
cause I'm not ready to let this love go
she thinks she spoke prematurely
she thinks that I don't know
that the liquid is killing her
it's washing her away
it's pulling her under a veil of white
and beneath the dead mermaids
all screaming out her name
they're screaming out her name
said the liquid is killing her
it's washing her away
it's pulling her under a veil of white
and beneath the dead mermaids
all screaming out her name
they're screaming out her name
heredity, yeah yeah yeah...
yeah yeah yeah...

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