I've sat up many nights just thinking
How do I move on?
Where did I go wrong?
But it's nights like these I realize I've known this all along
I've got to dream a different dream
I've got to sing a different song

If I found a book of matches
If I lit this place on fire
Would you think of all the nights we sat around and time flew by?
Would you stare into the flames now when you wonder where it goes?
The more that you look to the past
The more that you lose sight of where you are

This is the first time that real life has caught up to you
No, you can't always take it slow
Won't be the last time if you can't learn to let go
We all step in rhythm while everybody else is out of time

If I found a book of matches
If I lit this place on fire
Would you think of all the nights we sat around and time flew by?
Would you stare into the flames now when you wonder where it goes?
The more that you look to the past
The more that you lose sight of where you are

You get close enough to touch the flames
And that's when you get burned
When you've spent your whole life waiting
Well, then what have you learned?
In those cold November nights when you have learned to walk alone
Just keep your eyes upon the path
And don't look back 'til you've found your way home

If I found a book of matches
If I lit this place on fire
Would you think of all the nights we sat around and time flew by?
Would you stare into the flames now when you wonder where it goes?
The more that you look to the past
The more that you lose sight of where you are

If I found a book of matches
If I lit this place on fire
Would you think of all the nights we sat around and time flew by?
Would you stare into the flames when you wonder where it goes?
The more that you look to the past
The more that you lose sight of where you are


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

Matchbook Romance song meanings
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