best freaking song

“’cause they got the cages, they got the boxes 
and guns
they are the hunters, we are the foxes
and we run.” 
Taylor Swift Art Challenge: 1989 - Track 12 I Know Places

Cardinal crashed into my window; I think he might die. I’ll plan him a funeral.
I’ll read his last rites because I know what he saw. In that reflection of light on the glass was a better life.
Staring at a hole in your chest that’s been dug there for decades: American broken promises.
Caught between the lies you’ve been fed and a war with your bloodstream. I should have been there when you needed a friend.
I was off on my own again, selfish and stupid.

So if you call me back or let me in, I swear, I’ll never let you down again.
I know the devil you’ve been fighting with. I swear I’ll never let you down again.

I had that nightmare again; you’re seven and helpless, angry as hell and you balled up your fists but I laughed at your swings and I beat you half-conscious.
I know that I failed you. Woke up in a sweat. I want those years back.


So if you call me back or let me in, I swear, I’ll never let you down again.
I know the devil you’ve been fighting with. I swear I’ll never let you down again.
(We’re no saviors if we can’t save our brothers).

—  The Wonder Years - Cardinals