I think of you tonight, et cetera
And so forth and so on
It's hard to live with these et ceteras
That went so very wrong

First you rolled your eyes at me
And then you rolled a cigarette
And talked about a time that you and I
Would never live to regret
We won't forget

Half the fun was getting there
We didn't think to turn around
Just kept on running faster
Half of me remains with you somewhere
Wonders if you made it down
Still swimming in thin air

Your love was like the peak of Everest
A terrifying sight
'Cause once you've seen the peak of Everest
The rest just don't seem right

The sun will never blind your eyes
The wind will never freeze your soul
And everything you've ever loved
Or cared for is beyond your control
And you should know

Half the fun is getting there
You never think to turn around
Just keep on running faster
Half of me remains with you somewhere
Wonders if you made it down
Still swimming in thin air

Thin air, someday you'll be swimming in
Thin air, someday you'll be swimming in
Thin air, someday you'll be swimming in
Thin air, someday you'll we'll be swimming in
(Swimming in, swimming in, swimming in, swimming in)

Half the fun is getting there
You never think to turn around
We'll just keep on running faster
And half of me remains with you somewhere
And if you ever make it down
Keep swimming in thin air

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Half the fun is getting there
You never think to turn around
We'll just keep on running faster
Half of me remains with you somewhere
And if you ever make it down
Keep swimming in thin air

Stay, lady

Half the fun is getting there
You never think to turn around
We'll just keep on running faster
Half of me remains with you somewhere
And if you ever make it down
Keep swimming in thin air

Say it, yeah


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Thin Air Lyrics as written by Eric Bazilian Adelmo Fornaciari

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