Run away to the seashore it doesn't matter
anymore
Doesn't matter anymore
Words dry up and fly away with the passing of
the days
Eventually you just let the stone fall

I dreamed that I saw you you were down at the corner store
You were looking through magazines and you
flew out the door
I was trying to wave to you but you wouldn't
wave back
Now you know I understand you're with me only
in the past
Only in the past

My palms are not open they're closed they're
closed
My palms are not open they're closed they're
closed

I dreamed that I saw you you were down at the corner store
You were looking through magazines and you
flew out the door
I was trying to wave to you but you wouldn't
wave back
Now you know I understand you're with me only
in the past
Only in the past

Colours streak the sky we laugh and we cry
And we dance in the cool grass with the
fireflies
And we dance in the cool grass sunset birds
Sweet sweet music swallow our words
You set sail and you left this town
Run away, run away, you're so far from me now
So far from me now

I dreamed that I saw you you were down at the corner store
You were looking through magazines and you
flew out the door
I was trying to wave to you but you wouldn't
wave back
Now you know I understand you're with me only
in the past
Only in the past


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"Only in the Past" as written by Samantha Parton Frazey Obadiah Ford

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentadore this song. "eventually you just let the stone fall"--i think that's the "warm, black stone" from "ship out on the sea," which symbolizes love. i think you have to let your love go when the words dry up. and you have to reach a certain point inside before you can do that. this song reflects such optimism while embracing the sadness--"we laugh and we cry"--that accompanies such a turning point.
    jeisenbeon November 09, 2006   Link

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