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If We Were Vampires
by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

It's not the long, flowing dress that you're in
Or the light coming off of your skin
The fragile heart you protected for so long
Or the mercy in your sense of right and wrong
It's not your hands searching slow in the dark
Or your nails leaving love's watermark
It's not the way you talk me off the roof
Your questions like directions to the truth

It's knowing that this can't go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
Maybe we'll get forty years together
But one day I'll be gone
Or one day you'll be gone

If we were vampires and death was a joke
We'd go out on the sidewalk and smoke
And laugh at all the lovers and their plans
I wouldn't feel the need to hold your hand
Maybe time running out is a gift
I'll work hard 'til the end of my shift
And give you every second I can find
And hope it isn't me who's left behind

It's knowing that this can't go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
Maybe we'll get forty years together
But one day I'll be gone
Or one day you'll be gone

It's knowing that this can't go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
Maybe we'll get forty years together
But one day I'll be gone
One day you'll be gone

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Michael Jason Isbell

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Al Pascarelli

Living this song now, wife of 39 years now with terminal brain cancer.
Met her 1 week after her 18th b-day. married her at age 20. My darling and all of me.
Hoping for that miracle.

Brendt Pederson

Look up, for your salvation draws nigh.

Roofy

is she still alive

Timothy H

Al, I don’t know you, and, far as I can tell, no one here does either. And we don’t know your wife.

But the honesty you spoke here let’s us know she’s as amazing as we can think in our minds to how incredible she is in your life....

....May it all have worked out the way it was supposed to....God bless....

Graham MacGillivray

@Lone Wolf fuck you

erics vision

Jason Stiltner 🙏🏻

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Allegorical Giraffe

Downvotes are people who showed up, and said, "This isn't about Vampires!" Before leaving with a huffy twirl of their cape.

Marian Carcache

My guess is that downvotes are people who don't "approve" of vampires. The kind of folks Heathcliff refers to in Wuthering Heights when he says, "What do they know of Heaven or Hell who know nothing of life?"

Kathryn Phillips

What a lovely way to put it? You must be a nice person Allegorical.

Joe REMery

They got lost while searching for Bela Lugosi's Dead

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