How did it get away from me?
How did it get away from me?
What did it say when I lost my way?
Just to make sure that I had something to say

Enough with the ceremony
Our hands have looked like that for years
There's nothing new about it, but everyone's a pioneer
Seems so arbitrary to hold a funeral for our youth
A forgone conclusion that we drew up in the dark and gave in to
And I knew that mistake was all we had built
So much for perfection, it broke us down

How did it get away from me?
How did it get away from me?
I've been watching the gate from the first day
How did it get away from me?
What did they say when I pined away
Over a fault I could never quite rephrase?

I never thought that I would sign away my entire life for a day

Enough with the coronations
There's no one left who isn't king of something arbitrary
That's why I'm looking for a crown to pick apart
We're just collecting flies in jars
A red conquist in our yard
A war I never had to start
So if I'm off the reservation, it's your fault

Oh God! Well, if I'm off the reservation it's your fault!
If I'm off the reservation it's your fault!
Well, if I'm off the reservation it's your fault!
(how did it get away from me?)
And if I'm off the reservation it's your fault!
(how did it get away from me?)

And I knew that regret was measured in miles
So much for intention: they left us behind


Lyrics submitted by SephNite

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