I tried to brace myself for impact
But the preparation was nearly useless
Almost as useless as my earlier efforts

I can't keep this inside
You're gonna brag? Don't brag on me
You wish you had your hands in this
But the truth is the truth, that's all

And at first
We weren't noticing the way you talked to us all
In reverse
Forced to walk upon a string
In hopes that we won't fall

And you plucked a young group from the heart of the hills
With the promise of the world to dangle
In front of her face, his face, her face

What if we left you behind?
The tables turned, this time not me
If you were as half as tough as I thought you were
You'd stand there like a man

And at first
We weren't noticing the way you talked to us all
In reverse
Forced to walk upon a string
In hopes that we won't fall

The look on your face
A smile that never took it's place
It's absent like me
The look on your face
A smile that never took it's place
It's absent like me (we'll give it you)
The look on your face
A smile that (we'll give it to you) never took it's place
It's absent like me (we'll give it to you)
The look on your face
A smile that (we'll give it to you) never took it's place
It's absent like me

We'll give it to you (x8)

What if we left you behind?
The tables turned, this time not me
If you were as half as tough
Half assed tough as I thought you were
I can't hold this inside
If you're gonna brag, don't brag on me
You wish you had your hands in this
But the truth is the truth, that's all


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    General CommentTo me, this is about a father who gradually, and by deceitful means, abandons his family. He is never forthright or honest about his need to move on, and basically snubs his children in his avoidance of closure.
    VegaLyrahon December 16, 2011   Link

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