Fiona Apple Periphery Lyrics

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Every Single Night
  • 2 Daredevil
  • 3 Valentine
  • 4 Jonathan
  • 5 Left Alone
  • 6 Werewolf
  • 7 Periphery
  • 8 Regret
  • 9 Anything We Want
  • 10 Hot Knife
  • Oh, the periphery
    They throw good parties there
    Those peripheral idiots
    Always have a bite to bare
    Bear it if you can
    If you really want to

    Go to the periphery
    Have them celebrate your name
    Have them forge you a pedigree and then you'll be
    Left to run the races lame
    But if you want
    If you think it's worth it
    Go now, with me

    Cause I don't appreciate
    People who
    Don't appreciate
    All that loving must've been lacking something
    If I got bored trying to figure you out
    You let me down
    I don't even like you anymore at all

    Oh, the periphery
    I lost another one there
    He found a prettier girl than me
    With a more even-tempered air
    And if he wants her, he should get her
    Cause I think he thinks she's worth it
    And maybe they'll move from the periphery
    By themselves, or on a plot of land
    And I'll care in a different capacity, I'll just be
    Hoping he makes a good family man
    And if he finds himself yearning
    For his throne on the silly side
    Nothing wrong as long as he's learning
    Besides, you can take it up with his brethren
    Or with his bride, just not with me

    Cause I don't appreciate
    People who
    Don't appreciate
    All that loving must've been lacking something
    If I got bored trying to figure you out
    You let me down
    I don't even like you anymore at all

    Oh, the periphery
    Oh, the periphery
    Oh, the periphery
    Oh, the periphery
    Stay away
    Stay away
    Away, away
    Stay away, away

    Written by: Fiona Apple Maggart
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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