What Doesn’t Kill You – Song and Lyrics by Able Baker Fox


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ by Able Baker Fox. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Able Baker Fox or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Open up. Let me in.
I can see through your skin
That you’re all dead.
I know now what I knew then:
Who you are, where you’ve been…
I’ve got a line drawn in the sand.
You’re stuck there. At war each night.
In your mind. (?)
Where you killed that man.
Hand to hand. Fist to bone.
It was not as planned. Now you’re alone.
It’s times like that they carried…

Get it out of the way. Give it all to me.
What doesn’t kill you, will eventually.

An empty shell. Full of earth.
Wind and dust. (?)
Heal your broken days.
I know now what I knew then:
Who you are? A broken man.
No conversation. No chance to understand.
Your history. You’re half asleep.
Comatose, you can barely breathe.
You never once talked to me.
Open up. Let me in.
I can’t see through your skin.
If you’re not alive, you should just be.

No more small talk.
No more bullshit
No more barstool silences
No more tv ad’s
No more sleepless nights
Is it too late?
Can we let it ride?
Can you tell me how you thought it would be?
When did it go wrong?
Is it too late? are you gone?