So put yourself in my place baby
I bet you wouldn't last a second in my shoes
Now tell me how long it takes to make me shake and break my back in two


Because I don't want anymore of this
(Take care of yourself, I'm just fine on my own)
And I don't want to do this without you, but I guess I'll have to
(So this is it now? This is what we've left behind)


This year hit harder than we both expected
So let's agree to brace ourselves for impact
No one said this was gonna be easy
But no one said times were always gonna be like this
So take a hint, take a seat and take my advice
Hold on to your hat kid and take it slow


Things have never really been this hard for me
But these bruises make for my best stories
And to think...we ever really got that close
With the world between us it seemed

I am quite aware that people are known to change
Just try to keep it simple, no need for smoke and mirrors this time
You say "We can't face these things we face, alone"
I'll whisper this in your ear
"You had me so close but every single time you push me so far away"

This year hit harder than we both expected
So let's agree to brace ourselves for impact
No one said this was gonna be easy
But no one said times were always gonna be like this
So take a hint, take a seat and take my advice
Hold on to your hat kid and take it slow


You've got me on my feet again
And things have never been this hard with the world between us...


Lyrics submitted by xtrickster

The Perks of Being an Optimist song meanings
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