You can hold your needle
You can point your gun
You can shoot and kill me
Or you could let me run

But I won't ever cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone

If there's a plan then tell me
If you know who you are
A princess or a mummy
A flower or a scar

So I don't have to cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone
Are now gone

What's it like to lose control
Are you even here at all

This is a nuclear daydream
It's my atomic bomb
I already lost my passage
I already lost our home

So I won't ever cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone

There's only dreams and numbers
And wishes left unsaid
In all the burning letters
Underneath our bed

Saying I won't ever cry for you anymore
The days when I would die for you are now gone
Are now gone
Are now gone
Are now gone


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    General CommentThis is a very poignant song about loss and, at the end of the day, the decision made to move on. Sometimes the best you can do is just to keep on walking away from the disaster behind you.
    tread77on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree tread77, this song is amazing and one of my favorites.
    Butterfly1482on April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourites form Joseph Arthur, and I have a few! His lyrics here are just something else. I agree its about doing what best and doing your best to move on.
    MiteeMooseon September 04, 2008   Link

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