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Cavetown – Sharpener Lyrics

Sharpener Lyrics – Cavetown

Sharpener’s calling me again
Trying to turn it into something I can draw into my skin
Make it a picture that I love
Instead of something that I wish
I could get in the bath and scrub right off

Why am I ashamed to look the way I do
All ‘cause an escape to me was just a sharpener to you

Big old pill to inch around
There’s no copping out this time
Try my best to get it down
Sometimes seems like I’m still young
Looking at the boy across the sink
Thinking what the hell have you just done

Why am I ashamed to look the way I do
All ‘cause an escape to me was just a sharpener to you
Why am I afraid of things I let inside my room
Just wanted some company, broke the sharpener in two

You say why am I like this
You mean why am I stupid
‘Cause you know you’re not trying to fix it
You mean why am I like this
You say why am I selfish
‘Cause you know honey you can’t help it


Sharpener is about unhealthy coping mechanisms, the shame surrounding them, and how sometimes the need for them never truly goes away.
– Robbie Via instagram