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Fort Minor – Slip Out The Back lyrics

You know me,
I used to get caught up in everyday life
Tryin' to make it through my day
So I can sleep at night
Tryin' to figure out my way
Through the maze of rights and wrongs
But like you used to say
Nothing feels like it's really worth it
Forget perfect
I'm tryin' not to be worthless
Since I last saw you I've been lookin' for a purpose
Well, I met this kid who thought like I did
He had a weird way of lookin' at it,
This is what he said:

Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared
Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared

Now, I don't remember where I met him
Or remember his name
But he walked funny, like he was just to big for his frame
Just over 5 foot, but he weighed a buck fifty
And what he said seemed so right, it stuck with me
Listen,
It's like poker; you can play your best,
But you gotta know when to fold your cards
And take a rest
And know when to hold your cards, hold your breath
And hope that nobody else is stackin' the deck
Because,
I don't need to tell you that life isn't fair,
It doesn't care it arbitrarily cuts off your air,
And like you, I want someone to say it's ok
In the truest part of their hearts everybody's afraid
We're just
Under-appreciated and overwhelmed
Fightin' so hard to hide our fear that we're scaring ourselves,
You understand what I'm sayin',
'Cause you always did,
But it's different in the words of a cowardly kid,
Who said:

Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared
Slip out the back before they know you were there
At the worst you'll see nobody cares
'Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared

And I'm no hero,
You remember how it was, you know,
All I ever did was worry feelin' out of control
To the point where everything is going
End over end
I'm spinnin' around in circles again,
This is where you come in
All of this to explain to you why
I had to separate myself away from yesterday's life
Please remember,
This isn't how I hoped it would be
But I had to protect you from me
That's why I

Slipped out the back before you knew I was there
I know you felt unprepared
But every single time I was around I just bring you down
And I could tell that it was time to be scared
That's why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there
And I know the way I left wasn't fair,
I didn't want to be around just to bring you down
I'm not a hero, but don't think I didn't care



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