There are girls like you that dream of California
Every waking minute of every day
There are guys like me that drink down the wonder of New York City
Say a prayer to break away

And it's times like these that stop the world
From turning into what we don't want to see
Too much time starting in the mirror
You'll turn into who you don't want to be

So when I catch a glimpse of the sun
We may very well never meet again
Cause when life gets big
I dream even bigger
So I can forget everywhere I've been
But you know where I'm coming from

Now I'm riding in the backseat of America
Searching for some place to hide
And I know Charleston will never have all my answers
But when I moved away, something in my heart died

And it's songs like these
That keep the world singing in key

And who I am, is one thing I'll never understand
You got to figure out who you are,
Before you set yourself free
And if life is what you make of it
We don't got much room for honesty
I'll make life out of what I take from it
While I steal everything I see

Oh manhattan street
And my 8 o'clock dreams
Are now midnight should've been could've beens
And now it seems I lose my days in now and thens

And oh manhattan street
Does everyone know
What their lives mean, and where they want to go

Alright then
Hold me up, fold me up
Take me as I am
Wear me down, tear me down
When you're doing the best you can
Alright (x3)

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