Gone are the games
and the faces we made to get by
Hiding the days that
we wasted away
underneath a frostbitten sky
You are the same as you were
when I left
We hoped and we pray
for a word to call this
Saying I'm leaving
was never a threat
so let's call it off and forget.

Gone are the floors buried by
what we wore every day
A place for your palm in
the coat I had on
yes I know
it's not supposed to rain
You being here
is a lot to handle
and I'm never clear
when I talk
I mumble
Things I should scream
I'll never confess
Let's call it off and forget.

Gone are the notes
that I scribbled down slow
when you'd call
hoping you'd find
all the things on my mind
and have reason to leave after all
You look the same as you did
when I said
I'll do what you want
if it is honest
no need to come home
'cause everyone left
Let's call it off and forget.

Gone are the sounds
of the quieting down
things never said aren't lies
legs full of lead
that just can't go to bed
no matter how poorly we tried
a thimble of gin for the road
to calm you
and smooth over scars
that still show
I loved you
a wreath on the window
and the bottles we kept
Let's call it off and forget.

Flint under water
won't ever catch
so let's call it off and forget.

Lyrics submitted by KennedyFlr

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