I was hoping for a life that would be epic and magic
But the stories that we wrote were mostly short
And end tragic
Except you
You were different
We ended before we began it

You appeared in the doorway of the bar where my friend used to work
Then disappeared, like a ghost
So we raised you a toast
"Here's thinking of her"
Except words
Don't say what they mean
And fade before they're heard

So leave me one memory before I go on
To a new life, and the wondering what we could have become
One last look before the trail goes cold
Isabelle, believe me
We will never grow old

If we drink from the fountain
We found under your bed on the Fourth of July
We grow young in the water
I'll teach you to swim if you teach me to fly
Except time
Is a one-way road
And you can't ignore the signs

So leave me one memory before I go on
To a new life, and the wondering what we could have become
One last look before the trail goes cold
Isabelle, believe me, we will never grow old

How she lays
See how she lays
In the dark
How she lies
See how she lies
In the flickering pale of the fountain's light

I was hoping for a life that would end up resembling what we used to believe
That our years of trial and error would lead to some discoveries
Except life
Has a way of passing by
And no
No way to repeat

So leave me one memory before I go on
To a new life, and the wondering what we could have become
One last look before the trail goes cold
Isabelle, believe me, we will never grow old
You and I
You and I
You and I
You and I


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Fountains song meanings
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