Verse 1

I was just a kid, thirteen years old.

Naive and stupid, and I was told,

I better don't try to talk to them,

Or from this world they'll erase my name.

Then I heard a voice inside my head,

"Honey, you ain't gonna end up dead."

Chorus

I told myself to pick up the pieces,

Tucked away all my goodbye wishes,

I didn't care no more about what they said,

Honey, I ain't gonna end up dead.

Verse 2

Here I am, going on twenty soon,

Writing songs on a hot afternoon,

And I don't see their cowboy boots here,

They ain't gonna do a thing, it's clear.

Yeah, I was right not to be afraid.

Honey, I ain't gonna end up dead.

Chorus

I told myself to pick up the pieces,

Tucked away all my goodbye wishes,

I didn't care no more about what they said,

Honey, I ain't gonna end up dead.

Bridge

Dead inside, a shrink tried to fix my scars.

Just added salt instead of letting it blur.

But I looked at her, and I said,

"Honey, I ain't gonna end up dead."

Chorus

I told myself to pick up the pieces,

Tucked away all my goodbye wishes,

I didn't care no more about what they said,

Honey, I ain't gonna end up dead.

Honey, I ain't gonna end up dead.