"Backwards with Time" as written by and Timothy Seth Avett Scott Yancey Avett....
Folk always told me that my heart would grow
The older the man, yeah, the stronger the stone
Am I losing my mind?
Am I growing backwards with time?

Some say with age that a purpose comes clear
I see the opposite happening here
Are we losing the fight?
Are we growing backwards with time?

I was young and love was fun
Now it's so serious
Now all the fun has equal pain
There's something wrong with this
For all I know there's more I don't
Oh the little I have learned
For every year of knowledge gained
Is a negative year I've earned

Folk always told me that my heart would grow
The older the man, yeah, the stronger the stone
Am I losing my mind?

Lyrics submitted by Thrilliam, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentFor every year of knowledge gained is a negative year i've earned. Awesome lyric. Ignorance is bliss huh?
    julian333on July 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits one of those bitter sweet songs. you think your gonna know everything when you get older, but when you get there, you realize you still cant figure it all out, but dont see that that is what needed to be figured out. its life, and learning how to deal with it, and seeing how everything has a balance and eventually comes full circle.
    jediwannabe1on January 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentToo bad there are only two comments! Such a great song about growing up. I just graduated, and this song has been on repeat for a couple of months now.
    findmyloveon June 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnybody know what "the stronger the stone" line means?

    Love the song though. As you actually do grow up, it looks very different than you ever thought it would. If you realize that you'll never know it all early on, then you're wise beyond your years. But then again, isn't that the point of growing up? If life ended up happening to you the way you thought it would that'd be awfully boring
    wrad10on April 13, 2015   Link

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