Rex Orange County

I had to say goodbye to my oldest friends
Now, I no longer hang with them
And I can't wait to be home again
I had a year that nearly sent me off the edge
I feel like a five, I can't pretend
But if I get my shit together this year
Maybe I'll be a ten

Help myself a little better
'Cause it's getting tirin'
And I can't wait for the summer
Now, I'm gonna need a moment

I did it again, I did it again
No control over my emotions
One year on and I still can't focus
I did it again, yeah
I did it, I did it again
Twelve rounds in, fightin' solo
But nobody wins when it ends

We'll be placin' memories in frames
Invitin' people 'round to stay
And always owning up to things, to things
'Cause, after all, I guess it all depends upon
The people you choose and where you're from
If so, I've been so lucky, so far, it's outrageous
I won't complain (No)

I'll give myself a little credit
Since I dealt with all the pain
Yeah, I turned superhero
I'm comin' in Bruce Wayne

Yeah, I did it again, I did it again (I did it again, I did it again)
But this time I took control and turned my shit 'round
Sometimes you gotta cut a bitch out
I'm livin' again, yeah
I'm livin', I'm livin' again

Now, I'm safe and sound where I belong
It took all my strength to carry on
And though it's still hard work to find the words
I'm still gonna write this fuckin' song
'Cause, after all, I guess it all depends upon
The people you choose and where you're from


'Rex Orange County' is Alex O’Connor. A self-taught drummer, Alex grew-up in outskirts of London in Haslemere, Surrey. After applying keys, vocals and anything he could find to write loose-footed, fluid, personable songs about being bored and disillusioned, his self-produced eleven-track debut bedroom album ‘bcos u will never b free’ was released on September 2015. It was followed by the singles ‘UNO’ (2016) and 'Best friend' in January 2017.

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