You were born in a hospital bed
You will return to the hospital bed, my friend
Life's a beast that shits and eats from the same end
You won't remember the trials nor the tenderness
We'll become your succession of breath

Not if I can help it
Oh, not if I can help it
I love you more than the memories you're losing

Get the keys, we're gonna go for a ride
Take the road that you stumbled upon one night
Coming home through the back woods you lie
and where the door gives way to approaching lights
You see the years like a film strip go by

There's the house you were raised in
There's the yard where you played
The school that taught you to talk
when you had nothing to say
There's your friends and your lovers
and there's the people you hate
all holding hands with each other
like Sunday morning parade
There's your mother and father
and there's your brother and Paige
The sky is falling around them
and there's no sound when you say

I thought that I could save you
I thought that I could save you
Turns out that giving up is the only thing I would ever do

In the time it takes to go back to Salem
In the time it takes to see where you're from
You turn the light on all the lies you've told and take them
Then they'll see what you have done

I saw a fire in the forest
Six billion moths flying toward it
Well, if you want something you will pay for it
You will pay for it

I got out of my corner
Followed the swarm from the dark out into the hall light
If you want something you will raise the price

The moths are all gonna die now
Impaling themselves on the things that they like
I couldn't watch so I brought my own
And walked away from the fire
I found myself in the ocean
I came to take up your offer
To no longer be tortured


Lyrics submitted by SimonZaius, edited by ksuwdboots

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