I hear you're leaving town
'Cause you're tired of hanging around
The same city limit signs
You've been waiting around your whole life

Just like a baby bird
Nervous when it first learns
To spread its wings
And fly into the air

Now I've got to tell you something
These words might hurt, but please hold them
Long enough to feel
Their weight as they plead

Slow down, slow down
Grab a coffee here with me
And take a second to breathe
Slow down, slow down
Let's be quiet for a while
And I will try to make you smile
Slow down

You love it when it rains
'Cause it always washes away
The dirt between the cracks
Of everything that we think we see

Now all your bags are packed
Your father's head tips back
Into the chair that he sits
While he watches you slip away

He cries, "Will you please forgive me, darling
I can't keep living brokenhearted
First it was your mother
Now it's bound to be you"

Slow down, slow down
What about all our memories
When you would dance and sing for me
Slow down, slow down
What happened to my baby girl
Who used to sit on top the world
Slow down

You can travel the world
Just as fast as your feet'll go
Graze the Atlantic shorelines
Sleep in hotels of Tokyo
Lose everything in Vegas
Then go fall in love in Spain
But like Arizona's canyons
A hole in you remains

I just want you to believe
That the invisible frame's what we see
And it's as beautiful as a baby's eyes
And as incredible as the first time they breathe

Slow down, slow down
Grab a coffee here with me
And take a second to breathe
Slow down, slow down
Let's be quiet for a while
And I will try to make you smile
Slow down


Lyrics submitted by StephenShutters

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