The One That Stays

by Borrow Tomorrow

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1.
03:09
My sights are set on changing things that often are beyond my control But I get that a lot Caught beneath a tower of ever-present afterthoughts Waiting for a chance to take my shot. Thumbing through the pages of a book that’s never written, Trying to be remembered when your dreams are all you’ve got Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet. Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory Turn around, over your shoulder, set your gaze upon Doubting strangers selling their advice. Underneath a shredding layer of confidence I find, Everyone’s a stranger in my eyes. Tangled in the traps of claustrophobic intervention Tearing down the walls and shouting god it’s about time Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet. Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory Racing up the steps that lead To nothing I have ever seen Stumble twice for every one I gain Even souls of future’s past Living as if it’s their last Could shake the shackles before it’s too late In the letter I received I couldn’t help but smile Your innocence is contagious don’t you know A prophet or a poet, well I never know for sure You echo every sentiment as you reach out from below Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory
2.
04:00
Staring out at nothing from the ledge I can see for miles but I cannot move an inch Did you really think it was funny To come up from behind and push me in? Summer’s casting shadows on the wall Ninety-six or seven, the place I don’t recall History will register in places we won’t compromise at all They’re waiting to take you away Hurry cause we’ve got no time to waste They’re waiting to take you away So wake up, wake up, wake up Come on out it’s time to show your face Everyone is waiting to hear what you’ve got to say Your mind is playing games, You know now’s not the time to underestimate Heroes take for granted their success Failing men they covet their attempts at all the rest When did you decide you were too big to even bother with the test? They’re waiting to take you away Hurry cause we’ve got no time to waste They’re waiting to take you away So wake up, wake up, wake up
3.
Funny just how quickly we forget the things we’ve grown to cherish for so long Wash away under the covers everything we’ve learned about each other, so what went wrong? I’m not willing to concede defeat just yet, in fact I feel there’s surely something left to be debated Give me one more chance to take you home again. I’ll never let you go again, oh I swear Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches Feel so helpless when I’m staring at the ocean Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing happens Maybe when we’re older and we’ve found what we’ve been looking for in others that we don’t possess I suppose we’ll shake our heads and hope that we were right when we decided not to settle for less I only hope the look upon my face does not reveal the bewildered soul underneath I never knew how easily the walls I’ve built getting over you come down with just one breeze Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches Feel so helpless when I’m staring at the ocean Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing happens I’m not willing to concede defeat just yet In fact, I feel there’s always something left to be debated Give me one more chance to take you home again I’ll never let you go again, oh I swear Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches Feel so helpless when I’m staring at the ocean Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing happens
4.
Bluer waters call my name Her trust was never quite the same They’re closing down the island you said It’s no surprise, the area’s dead I confess I am a mess behind these eyes Faces in photographs I don’t recognize Can this be love after all I’ve been through? Foolish as my questions may seem Try to answer honestly Do you feel we’ve grown at all, Or have our branches grown too tall? No lesson learned yet twice the burn is all I have to show Longing to disappear and drown our souls Can this be love after all I’ve been through? Dreaming of a brighter side Battling a sleepless night Through this window I can see How a life’s supposed to be I confess I am a mess behind these eyes Faces in photographs I don’t recognize Can this be love after all I’ve been through?
5.
I could be a poster on the wall Flat as a field, and lifeless as the day is long My corners will wear, my colors will fade But my eyes will surely see From the outside looking in October girls will never come this way again From the outside looking in It really makes no difference in the end There aren't many things of which I'm sure How about a helpful hint or two along the way I'll look but cannot touch, if some is good then more is worse And I can't make the feeling stop From the outside looking in October girls will never come this way again From the outside looking in It really makes no difference in the end Softly spoken promises that tear away the memories Abandon your love before there's nothing even left of me These aging perceptions that I never seem to change of you From the outside looking in October girls will never come this way again From the outside looking in It really makes no difference in the end
6.
Well I focused on the dreams that you once shared with me Long before the ashes did fall I can feel the burn as they brush against my skin Though too numb were you to feel at all My expression was steady, my fists were clinched tight Like a fighter engaged in a bout Though prepared as I may be, you know that it’s not me Whose survival is in doubt There were few reasons left to rise Her palette of wonder predictably dry Speaking as softly as the morning Passes by Don’t come to me for happiness, for help, or for truth We both know you’d rather do it on your own To revel in your bitterness and starving for love While you ignore everything you’ve grown I know what I am and I stray from what I’m not Choose wisely my times to protest Don’t suffer more than you’re bargained for The world takes care of the rest. There were few reasons left to rise Her palette of wonder predictably dry Speaking as softly as the morning Passes by We awake before the dawn Feel the daybreak, try it on Confirming with each breath I take It’s better to leave than to be the one that stays There were few reasons left to rise Her palette of wonder predictably dry Speaking as softly as the morning Passes by

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released December 15, 2008

Recorded at the Pop Machine, Indianapolis, IN
Produced by Squirrel and Marc Johnson
All Songs & Lyrics Written by Borrow Tomorrow

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