Burning at Both Ends


BURNING AT BOTH ENDS

I wish I could be angry but I can't There's no point in chasing shadows with a lamp And every single sigh And every wonder why Solidified our case

We never meant to rush in this quick And we ran out of gas before we left this city And no one ever saw The line we should've drawn As we passed away

No one could've told us that in time There would come a day I'd leave your side With my convictions taut as pulling thread And snap at both ends leaving only a sense of dread As I packed your things I sighed

I never even felt the urge to cry

Late into the nights we both would sit Like a candle at both ends we burned up quick We saw the flame grow ever bright It cast out fear that fed the night

But extinguished just as soon

No one could've told us that in time There would come a day I'd leave your side With my convictions taut as pulling thread And snap at both ends leaving only a sense of dread

As I packed your things I sighed I never even felt the urge to cry

I would lay awake and sulk myself Wishing I could wake you to join in my hell But this is not your fault And this is not my fault But we had to end

No one could've told us that in time There would come a day I'd leave your side With my convictions taut as pulling thread And snap at both ends leaving only a sense of dread As I packed your things I sighed I wish I'd even felt the urge to cry ---

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