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Identity Thief

By Michael Guy Bowman (Bandcamp, YouTube, Twitter, External (michaelguybowman.com), Bandcamp).
Released 7/20/2022.
Duration: 3:36.

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I've been pulling favors out of privileged hands
I've been taking credit where the credit's due
Stole the name of someone from a foreign land
You're the only one I've ever told this to

Gave away the total sum of who I was to now become
The man who stands before your eyes today
Living in the limelight of a fancy turned to full-time bluff
Still waiting for the sting of my disgrace

I stole my identity from another man who looks like me
And I don't know what he knows (I don't know what he knows)
But I know he knows my name (I know he knows my name)
And I have myself to blame (I have myself to blame)
Do you think he's in here now? (Do you think he's in here now?)
Do you see him in the mirror? (Do you see him in the mirror?)
Do you think he knows I'm here?

I've been filching francs from banks in Switzerland
I've been cashing traveller's checks in Cameroon
Drank at the Mirage and dried up at the Sands
Never thought of what this might be coming to

Thought for sure that he was dead and I might take his place instead
Become the man I always wished to be
Never knew the men he killed or asked how all the vaults were filled
But now I fear he's finally come for me

I stole my identity from another man who looks like me
And I don't know what he knows (I don't know what he knows)
But I know he knows my name (I know he knows my name)
And I have myself to blame (I have myself to blame)
I can hear him coming now (I hear him coming now)
I can feel him in the air (I feel him in the air)
And I know he knows I'm there

I stole my identity from another man who looks like me
And I know that I will not go free
'Cause there's only room for one, you see

And I don't know what he knows (I don't know what he knows)
But I know he knows my name (I know he knows my name)
And I have myself to blame (I have myself to blame)
I can taste his bullet now (I taste his bullet now)
I can smell his blood-soaked hands (I smell his blood-soaked hands)
I could not forget this man (I can't forget this man)

I am trying to escape (I'm trying to escape)
But there's nowhere left to run (There's nowhere left to run)
For I know now what I've done (I know now what I've done)
I have laid inside his bed (I've laid inside his bed)
Stood before his vanity (Stood before his vanity)
And I know that man is me

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