Oh ohh
Oh ohh

I was the first to watch you leave
Poor in soul, a dried up stream
You were the last of a dying breed
Prone to wander, but born to lead

Oh ohh
Oh ohh

I still remember your innocence
Oh the days when your heart was in it
Oh but now you're like the falling sun
And the race to death has just begun

So light your torch and follow me
We'll burn the boats back to who we used to be
And all this time it was never what it seemed
Let's burn the boats back to who we used to be

Oh ohh
Oh ohh
Oh ohh
Oh ohh

And all the memories of the days you lost
You add them up and then you count the cost
You're just a shadow of a man undone
Another life that has just begun

So light your torch and follow me
We'll burn the boats back to who we used to be
And all this time it was never what it seemed
Let's burn the boats back to who we used to be
Let's burn the boats back to who we used to be

So light your torch and follow me
We'll burn the boats back to who we used to be
And all this time it was never what it seemed
Let's burn the boats back
Let's burn the boats back
Let's burn the boats back to who we used to be.


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    General Comment"Burn the boats back to who we used to be"


    This line really gets me. It's like it's saying it's okay to not look back, to accept the person you became after the damage was done and the dust has settled. You're somebody new and sometimes you feel the need to be who you were before you were hurt in order to feel normal again. I think this is saying it's okay to not look back.
    Keyworkentityon November 17, 2014   Link

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