The Hurt

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I've got this feeling way down in my gut
And I don't know what it is
It made me act different
Like I was in someone else's skin

The more I thought about it
The more confused I became
I was sure but then I doubted
And I watched you float away

I would have stayed with you forever
And figured out a way to make it work somehow

I just wanna talk to you but you don't wanna let me through
I just wanna see you smile the way that you used to
I just wanna pull that trigger, head out on the road with you and
Make good on the plan that we had before the hurt

I really miss your wit
I've never known someone so damn clever
I'm trying hard to forget
But I just can't help remembering

All of the mornings that I woke up next to you
I took it for a warning sign when it was too good to be true

I travel back in time
Once or twice a day, OK, once or twice an hour
To excavate and analyze
Digging in the dirt for a trace or any sign of

The bones of the fire, waiting to be found
Hiding underneath the ground
Still warm
Still glowing

I could see the meteor coming in hot and heading right for
The life that we've been building for the last three years
The archaeology could never explain why we
Couldn't make it work after all the hurt


from Wives' Tales, released June 8, 2017



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