I used to listen to my life,
I was so put together,
I chose what I wanted to be in that age of chasing sand,
the age of believing in everything,
but I couldn't save you,
I couldn't save what was taken away,
and i'm still singing, and you still can't stay.
You "loved life," and those words have lasted,
I just wish I would have had ears for more than what you said
because i still feel the lack long after.
Such a light body, such a quiet gait leaving behind the weight of the world,
I'll always think it was too early to lose your shine,
I guess the means that ends us means nothing,
I just hope it's the peace we all need,
Because I could love and drown in your God damned smile lines,
but I think i burnt up watching you rallying to stay alive,
and I guess that's fine.
It seems we all get sick,
we all die in some no name hospital with the same colored walls,
and I guess that's fine,
but I want to swallow, I want to stomach, I want to live.
It's been a rough while and some days are worse than others,
there's no proper way to feel, no mirth, no levity, no amazing grace,
just a flame on a lake floating away,
I can't let you lay,
I want you to know, I'm learning patience against my will,
I want you to know, I'll get by, always barely scraping
with just a hunger, with just a heart apart,
it's a hell of a thing.


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  • +2
    General CommentTo truly hear this song you must understand the pain of losing a loved one.

    This song is beautiful.
    riseriseon January 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest track.

    "we all die in some no named hospital with the same colored walls"
    bethanypwnson November 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionthis is an amazing song.
    Molz017on November 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfection.
    xLTRxon November 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionLiterally brings tears to my eyes.
    IMABEARon November 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest track.

    "we all die in some no named hospital with the same colored walls"
    bethanypwnson November 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually haven't lost someone close or a loved one and this album brings me to tears. That's how great and heartfelt this whole album is.
    wearethelastofourkindon February 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"But I think I burnt up watching you rallying to stay alive,
    and I guess that's fine.
    It seems we all get sick,
    we all die in some no name hospital with the same colored walls,
    and I guess that's fine."

    These are the most powerful lyrics that I have ever heard, and the way Kyle sings them just makes them that much better. The pain is real, just like when dealing with loss. My grandmother who is my best friend is dying from cancer and this album has helped me cope so much, if this song doesn't bring tears to your eyes, then you better have another listen.
    Dpate4223on January 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy grandfather is in hospice right now and I'm just listening to this over and over and crying my eyes out.
    allhailspartaon February 06, 2013   Link
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    General Commentby far some of the best lyrics ive heard from a band in a long time. Heart Felt. True. To the point while being able to make it a song..

    my fucking god.

    it has to be in my top 5 of songs.

    the music is on par with sigur ros and EITS. with much respect.

    the lyrics "Because I could love and drown... in your God damned smile lines"
    "but you still can't stay" (telling an ex you know whats good for you to survive mentally"

    i know this song is about his father, but it could apply to any relationship. READ these lyrics. god damn.

    Still love that lineeeeeeee all the time "Because I could love and drown... in your God damned smile lines".. man.
    playastyleon November 21, 2014   Link

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