When I was just a kid
I wished that I could be permanent
And my bones would shake at the thought of change
Afraid to shut my eyes
Awake with the lights on
I wished everything could remain in one place
And I'm not sure if other kids ever did the same
I would stare into the mirror at my face
And at the risk of sounding vain
I'd imagine what I'd look like with hair turned grey
With no brighter days
With wrinkled skin
Eyes sunken in

I remember hearing fables about a fountain to make us ageless
A phony sense of security and confidence
We are not permanent
We are not permanent

And for a while I didn't give a shit
I wasn't scared of anything
Yeah, being naive sure had its benefits
Realities that I couldn't deal with
I did my best to keep separate
Anything but actual acknowledgement
We are not permanent
We are not permanent
We are not permanent
We are not permanent

I remember hearing fables about a fountain to make us ageless
We are not permanent
A phony sense of security and confidence
We are not permanent
Like the false promise of God and a life that never ends
We are not permanent
Anything but accepting what we're told by common sense
We are not permanent


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

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