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lyrics

having a bad week?
let me touch your cheek
i will always love you

having your face hit
having your lip split 
by the one who loves you

real love, real love
real love makes your lungs black 
real love is a heart attack 

showing your mother
to any other, letting them touch her
looking up to her, watching her do her makeup and hair 
real love, real love
real love makes your lungs black
real love is a heart attack

cry like a bird, fly like a baby
mamma got drunk and daddy went crazy
if your speech slurs, if you feel shaky, meet me out back
i'll be there waiting 

riding in the back seat
watching the spit fly and the hummingbird cry
o mamma, o papa
o mamma, o papa
how much blood is worth the draw?

real love, real love
real love makes your lungs black
real love is a heart attack

hummingbird watching
watching her young thing 
grow up so fast 
looking up to her
watching her do her makeup and hair

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from Masterpiece, released May 27, 2016

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