If I wanted to forget you
it’d a been easy
If I wanted to lose you
it’d a been quick
Hell, I lost myself
for four years
And I might have slipped away
but I fell sick

It ain’t just you then
who was in danger
of disappearing
underneath the waves
it was everyone and
everything I ever loved
slipping out of knowing
into unmarked graves

If I wanted to
If I wanted to
If I wanted to, I tell myself
I could have. Is it true?
Did I want to?

It started as a vow
in some old tree house
you swore you'd never be your
fathers when you aged
But you're all sitting at this bar
wondering who you are
And you're becoming those at whom you
once were so enraged

And a prison bar don’t have to be
too strong you know
It’s how many there are side by side
that keep you in the cell
The camera dollies out
from where your lying in your bunk
But the camera’s
in the prison yard as well

If you wanted to...

They can tell you that
you won’t amount to nothin', boy
Or that’s what we expect
from nasty girls like you
They act like everything is figured out
but what’ll they do when
that tragedy comes falling on them too

If they wanted to...

Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

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