Turn the volume up to drown this awkward silence
While you're off day dreaming in your own land
Words without a choice
Have put me in this position, this position
Of this loss of sleep

It's ok to move on if you want to
I can't hold it against you
I will be the same

I won't be the one to let you down.

With these philly lights on fire
My eyes can barely see the prize
As this city hides desire, it can also hide these cries
As I'm screaming from these windows
The skyline soars above my head
If I can't leave this city
I'll surely wind up dead to the world

I am so sick of being here
In the spot I've been for all these years, here I am
On these trips to mountain tops, I'll relax when vacation drops
When vacation drops

It's ok to move on if you want to
I can't hold it against you
I will be the same

I won't be the one to let you down.

With these philly lights on fire
My eyes can barely see the prize
As this city hides desire, it can also hide these cries
As I'm screaming from these windows
The skyline soars above my head
If I can't leave this city
I'll surely wind up dead to the world

So give me an answer as you blame yourself
You make things harder but I'll do them myself
Never let this go
No more crying cuz it's all dried up
The tears inside are just out of luck
Never let this go

Never let this go.

So you think you're better off on the west coast, well, I've got a story for you now: imaging if you never met me before in your life.



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    General CommentNo comments? That's crazy. It's nice to listen to this song [& some of the other old ones] today & think about where Valencia was when I first heard them & where they are currently. It's been such a whirlwind these past few years. Such a great ride.

    This song especially hits close to home for me, ever since I first heard it. I've always known that I would end up leaving Philly, & I'm about to for college. So lines like these: "If I can't leave this city, I'll surely wind up dead to the world. I am so sick of being here" pretty much sum up my life right now.
    sx edgeon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey sx edge. where can you listen to this song???
    shayna321on July 17, 2008   Link

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