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  1. Things That Aren't Mine
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I was sitting on my living room floor making a collage one night feeling like a total failure in one of my relationships when I realized that, whoa whoa whoa, some of this shit I've been trying to carry just isn't mine. There's a freedom to knowing and owning what is and isn't ours to hold.

Lyrics

Things That Aren't Mine
© 2008 McCall Erickson

I carry things that aren't mine
lies in my brain, anger in my veins
things that take up so much time
things that aren't mine

I have a big imagination
I can rule the world from my throne
but some things don't belong in my kingdom
some things are out of my control

So why do I still believe
things that aren't true
Why do I wanna do
what's not mine to do
Carrying this pain passed down to me
keeps me from being who I wanna be

I'm a little girl
pleasing my mother
somebody broke her heart
I always thought it was me
but some things aren't my fault

So why do I still believe
things that aren't true
Why do I wanna do
what's not mine to do
Carrying this pain passed down to me
keeps me from being who I wanna be

Last night I had a dream I was holding your heart
keeping it from turning cold
I wanted to carry it through my whole day
but some things aren't mine to hold

Are you mine to hold?
What is mine to hold?
When I dip my fingers into
fear, anger, hate, pride, and jealousy,
I'm only dipping further into insanity

So I'm giving back these
things that aren't mine
lies in my brain, anger in my veins
and I'm taking back
all my precious time
when I give back these things
that aren't mine
take back your things,
they're not mine