half underwater
i'm half my mother's daughter
a fraction's left up to dispute
the whole collection
half-off the price they're asking
in the halfway house of ill repute

half accidental
half pain
half instrumental
i have a lot to think about
you think they're joking
you have to go provoke him
i guess it's high time you found out

it's half biology
and half corrective surgery gone wrong
you'll notice something funny
if you hang around here for too long
long ago
long ago
long ago in some black hole
before they had these pills to take it back

i'm half jill
and half jack

two halves are equal
a cross between two evils
it's not an enviable lot

but if you listen
you'll learn to hear the difference
between the halfs and half nots

and when i let him in
i feel the stitches getting sicker
i try to wash him out
but like they say
the blood is thicker
i see my mother in my face
but only when i travel
i run as fast as i can run
but jack comes tumbling after

and when i'm brave enough
and find a clever way to kick him out
and i'm so high
not even you and all your love could bring me

down on 83rd he never
found the magic words
to change the fact:

i'm half jill
i'm half jack

i'm halfway home now
half hoping
for a showdown
'cause i'm not big enough
to house this crowd
it might destroy me
but i'd sacrifice my body
if it meant i'd get the jack part



from The Dresden Dolls, released September 26, 2003


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