Yesterday, When I Ruled the World

"That was yesterday,
When I ruled the world
That was yesterday,
When I wore the latest fashions
That was yesterday,
When I looked the other way,
That was yesterday,
When...

Before my big death,
Before my small deaths.

Not my fault, that I never shut up
Not my fault, that I never learned
Not my fault, the way they made me
Not my fault, the way that I am."

And I like her the way she is
And I would run to her the way she is
It's been too long.

That was yesterday,
When you ruled the world
That was yesterday,
With a lead on your passions
That was yesterday,
When you were to be looked at,
That was yesterday,
When...

After your big death,
Before your small deaths.

Not your fault, that I never shut up
Not my fault, that I never learned
Not my fault, the way they made me
Not my fault, the way that I am.

And I like you the way you are
And I hate to admit that I would run to you
It's been...long enough.

"Not our fault, that we never learn
Not our fault, that we're all this way
Not our fault, that we dare to dare,
Not our fault, the way we are."

- March 20th, 2016


Yet another thing written in a matter of minutes.

There are two speakers in this. The second one speaks together with the narrator in Dark, Blue, Fire and in the first two verses of Co-Exist. The narrator previously directly addressed her in See You When I'm 33 and Dead Girl. This "character" is not a person and not a deity, either. So, there goes your lesbian girlfriends theory - sorry!

The narrator and the "dead girl" are about to reunite after the earlier realise that the latter is the unlikely source of all her personal values. The "dead girl" then, once again, reminds the narrator of her many deaths. The narrator then uses this analogy on somebody else, in order to understand what she may not have understood before and realises that most people take only the most spectacular of the "multiple deaths" into consideration.

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