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City Of Ashes – In Retrospect lyrics

If we forget where we're from
And if I could wipe it clean
Could you see past a face
Dirtied by history
I tried to stand to expectations
But every action comes up short
Like a fool cast out at sea
I'm a ship without a port

But I'm trying to turn the page
And I'm trying to map my way
Though all the truths that I tell
Seem to come a lie too late
And this stage has worn me down
Behind the lights I'm all alone
But if I could get to you
Perhaps I could still make it home

Truth be told I'm a little far behind
But I'm trying to make amends
And if I pay for my mistakes
Maybe we could still start again

It's a brand new year behind these eyes
I know it's hard to see
When all you come to know is not who I want to be
And I've broken up this fantasy
Because I'm scared to death of subtlety
But behind this paper skin there's a heartbeat waiting

And truth be told, I'm a little far behind
But I'm trying to make amends
And if I pay for my mistakes
Maybe we could still start again

I know it's late and I know I should have led
With all the feelings in my gut
Instead of stopping short of breath
And now I'm lost inside my head

Truth be told I'm a little far behind
But I'm trying to make amends
And if I pay for my mistakes...

Truth be told I'm a little far behind
But I'm trying to make amends
And if I pay for my mistakes
Maybe we could still start again

I know it's late and I know I should have led
With all the feelings in my gut
Instead of stopping short of breath
And now I'm lost inside my head
I'm lost inside my head
I'm lost inside my head



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