I watch you growing sometimes I see myself in you
It can be scary but kinda funny too
I hear you talking
A lot of similarities
Your choice of words
And all the fantasies

Just the way we are
I guess you've seen it now
A mirror of ourselves sure makes us weird
Falling down
From a mountain of frights
What's there to hold on to?

The way you makes all smile and the despair when you just
Won't go to sleep
You could have me walking a mile to make you smile still it's not
Really a weep
I know you fooled me
A million times
I just can't help it
Don't know why

Just the way we are
I guess you've seen it now
A mirror of ourselves sure makes us weird
Falling down from a mountain of frights
What's there to hold on to?

I know you hate it but they really have to do
What they do
You're crying out your wishes I understand
Yet they don't have a clue.


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    sometimes i look at lil kids even babys, see they are smilling, willing to live, breathing like nothing else matters, and i remember how i used to be...and i miss it, this song kind of expresses how i feel when i see a kid!

    the_tormented_oneon August 13, 2002   Link
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    i love the song...is amazing...i lvoe the acustic version

    the_tormented_oneon August 14, 2002   Link
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    I too love the acustic version! I think it's about watching someone in you family growin up, maybe a cousin, and you see how they are similar to you in many ways and know all the things they have to go through in life.

    sockeron September 29, 2007   Link

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