You know you’re where it’s at

But you don’t know where that is

When your friends come round smiling

And greet you with a kiss

Then push you in the dirt from behind


There’s no time like the right time

When the now time’s wearing thin

For their silver tinsel dresses

And their microwave skin

And their cheap books of romance

I think I’ll take my chances


So I run like I’d run from a flood

Like you know it’s understood

That your golden hair

Was never meant to wear

A paper crown


You know that a smile is their workaday face

You can’t calculate the effort

Just to keep it in its place

They don’t shoot to kill, they’d always miss

So shoot to wound


Like they’re always searching through your pockets

Like they expect to find an answer

The truth is that the truth is as commonplace as cancer

If only you’d take the time

You don’t need to shoot to find it


Just run like I’d from a flood

Like you know it’s understood

That your golden hair

Was never meant to wear

A paper crown


Run like you’d run for good

Like the rivers running blood

And you see your life flashing by

I run like I’d run from a flood

Like you know it’s understood

That your golden hair

Was never meant to wear

A paper crown