"Retrace" as written by and Christian E Mcalhaney Dan Wilson....
Oh, how I've tried to get you out of my head.
And I lied, broken words I said.
Never thought I'd walk on this street again.
Standing where it all began.

Tried to forget when I left this town,
But it takes me right back when I come back around.

Retrace the steps we took on that long summer night.
I'm right there by your side.
Retrace the steps we took when we met worlds away.
Counting backwards while the stars are falling.

Oh, how I find every subtle thing screams your name.
It reminds me of places of times we shared.
Couldn't live locked in these memories.
Now I'm chained to my thoughts again.

And I tried to forget when I left this town,
But I'll take you right back if you come back around.

Retrace the steps we took on that long summer night.
I'm right there by your side.
Retrace the steps we took when we met worlds away.
Counting backwards while the stars are falling.

I need some shelter, I need some safety.
Photographs, they haunt me lately.
Chasing shadows as the evening takes me.
I'm still searching, but the picture's fading.

Retrace the steps we took on that long summer night.
I'm right there by your side.
Retrace the steps we took when we met worlds away.
Counting backwards, still counting backwards.

And no where else has ever felt like home.
And I can't fall asleep when I'm lying here alone.
I replay your voice, it's like you're here.
You move the earth, but now the sky is falling.

Retrace the steps we took on that long summer night.
I'm right there by your side.
Retrace the steps we took when we met worlds away.
Counting backwards while the stars are falling.


Lyrics submitted by TerribleThings___x

"Retrace" as written by Dan Wilson Christian Edwin Mcalhaney

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  • +1
    General Commenteverytime i think of this song, i think of an old love that i had back in High School. She pulled me around and played with my emotions but somehow, i still have feelings for her, even after 4 years. I've moved on but i still think of her all the time
    clw158ffon October 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReminds me of my first girlfriend in high school, who taught me what love is, and how beautiful life was when you found it. These lyrics express that sort of blissful nostalgia perfectly
    fdillichon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm doing this by ear, so any corrections are welcomed.
    TerribleThings___xon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's Photographs, they hold me lately.
    reginakittehon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "Photographs they haunt me lately."
    aaleman1on August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea aaleman1 is right, its "photographs, the haunt me lately"
    The Resistanceon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFix'd.
    TerribleThings___xon August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"back" should be included in the chorus part "I'm (back) there by your side.
    Maenberlinon September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone who cannot move on from a past love, revisiting his memories which are raised especially when he goes back to the town where they had a romance. Reminiscing, he admits that he cannot let go and forget, and offers if only she'd come back to that town, they could both go back to those memories.
    Beautiful song..
    taboo_angelon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what taboo said. I mean, I instantly thought of my ex when I heard this song. He's the one who left though, not me. But you get the point still lol
    stephylynnxoon September 13, 2008   Link

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