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Lifeblood is an Emily Saliers song from the 1986 Indigo Girls EP.
I think the last time I heard it performed live was March of 1990.
I'm transcribing the lyrics straight off of the lyric sheet from the
EP, not from the song itself.
Another night in a successsion
Thinly glued with beer and wine
It's a precarious profession
Every day at work sees your heart on the line
Maybe I should have gone to business school
Or gained myself a respectable trade
Or stayed in childhood where the shade keeps you cool
Making my living selling lemonade
But running through my veins
Are the words and the refrains
As if they were my lifeblood itself
And I can't stay alive on the food of 9 to 5
If my dreams were just old pictures on the shelf
I remember the folks said give it a try
Or you'll never know who you might have been
And just remember, nothing is the end of the world
Until the world comes to an end
Still, there's a point to this philosophy
Of taking a look at who you are
Still sometimes all I have to help me see
Are all the mirrors behind the bar
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