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I never meant to pretend
i know my words, they are my friends
and i stab them in the back when
i don't speak from my heart.

i know its a bit like cheating when
i grab some paper and a pen
and scribble down some word again
at least its a start.

I know someday that the world will end
i don't think that has to be a bad thing
we expect the sun to keep on burning
but that's alot to ask

if you want to keep a flame from withering
but you've got a short supply of oxygen
i think its worth considering
just having fun while it lasts.

we hold on too tight to some things
like the fireflies i kept capturing
when i was only seven
they died inside the jar

let 'em fly, let 'em be
let 'em light the sky, the beauty.
let 'em die old and free
wherever they are.

some truths they are self-evident
we find them almost by accident
sometimes they seem irrelevant
in what we say and what we do

do unto others as they to you
if it'll hurt me it'll hurt you too
its amazing how obvious things are
when they are true.

in this world there are so many things
no one knows so many things
in a way i find that comforting
i'm not sure why.

its not that i am insecure
that i know less and you know more
but if i knew what was behind every door
the point would pass me by.
the point would pass me by.


from Waterproof Matches (Deluxe Edition), released August 31, 2010



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