Edges of the World lyrics

- Fun Home
Album lyrics:
  1. It All Comes Back (Opening)
  2. Sometimes My Father Appeared To Enjoy Having Children 
  3. Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue
  4. Not Too Bad
  5. Just Had A Good Talk With Dad 
  6. Come To The Fun Home
  7. Helen’s Etude 
  8. Thanks For The Care Package 
  9. Al for Short
  10. Changing My Major
  11. I Leapt Out Of The Closet 
  12. Maps
  13. Read A Book 
  14. Raincoat of Love
  15. I Need More Coffee 
  16. Ring of Keys
  17. Let Me Introduce You To My Gay Dad 
  18. Shortly After We Were Married 
  19. Days and Days
  20. You Ready To Go For That Drive? 
  21. Telephone Wire
  22. It Was Great To Have You Home 
  23. Edges of the World
  24. This Is What I Have Of You 
  25. Flying Away (Finale)

Edges of the World lyrics

Edges of the World

BRUCE:
I fucking love beginnings,
Flying high!
It's hard to know where to start.
It's all so fast,
I'm trying not to spin.
I guess I'm older,
And it's harder when you're older to begin.

Peeling plaster,
Sagging roof,
Two missing stairs,
A buckled wall.
I'm fired up to do this,
But on my own for it all…

So much damage,
Broken windows,
Pipes are shit,
Crap veneer.
It's hours later,
Jesus, I'm still standing here,
Still standing here.

But when the sunlight hits the parlor wall
At certain times of day,
I see how fine this house could be.
I see it so damn clear!
What's the matter?
Why am I standing here?

Bad foundation,
Twisting floorboards,
Shoddy pipes,
A gaping hole.
It's a lot,
It's a lot to keep under control.

Something's cracking,
Something's rotting.
Piles of ruin and debris
Killing me,
Crushing me,
Pushing me!

But when the sunlight hits the parlor wall
At certain times of day,
I see how fine this house could be.
I see it so damn clear!
What's the matter?
Why am I standing here?

Dear Al, I'm scared.
I had a life I thought I understood.
I took it and I squeezed out every bit of life I could.
But the edges of the world that held me up have gone away,
And I'm falling into nothingness
Or flying into something so sublime.

And I'm
A man I don't know.
Who am I now?
Where do I go?
I can't go back.
I can't find my way through.
I might still break a heart or two!

But when the sunlight hits the parlor wall
At certain times of day,
I see how fine this house could be.
I see it so damn clear!
Oh my god,
Why am I standing here?

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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