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Verse 1
If I sat alone and conjured thoughts of you
Would that provide a passage through
The portal of what used to be
When all we knew was you and me
And how our love would never die?
Why'd we say goodbye?

Chorus
Am I wrong to wonder for so long?
To dwell upon the ifs and buts
That kill me like a thousand cuts.
Now I love her and you love him
But we were us before we were them.
What we had will have to stay
Locked inside our yesterday
'Cause that was before time slipped away.

Verse 2
If I had to choose between the life I've seen
Or one that simply could've been
Could I just throw it all away
In hopes that you would always stay with me
And give us one more try?
Why'd we say goodbye?

Chorus
And how long will I wonder what went wrong?
To question all the steps I made.
To second-guess the hand I played.
Now you love him and I love her.
We can't go back to what we were.
What we had we can't replay
'Cause it belongs to yesterday
And that was before time slipped away.

Instrumental Bridge

Chorus
What we had will have to stay
Locked inside our yesterday
'Cause that was before time slipped away.
Oh, that was before time slipped away.



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