When I Was Older

Album: Music Inspired by Roma (2019)
  • When I was older
    I was a sailor on an open sea
    But now I'm underwater
    And my skin is paler than it should ever be
    Hmm

    I'm on my back again
    Dreaming of a time and place
    Where you and I remain the best of friends
    Even after all this ends
    Can we pretend?
    I'm on my, I'm on my back again
    It's seeming more and more
    Like all we ever do is see how far it bends
    Before it breaks in half and then
    We bend it back again

    Guess I got caught in the middle of it
    Yes I've been taught, got a little of it
    In my blood, in my blood
    Memories burn like a forest fire
    Heavy rain turns any funeral pyre to mud
    In the flood

    When I was older
    I was a sailor on an open sea
    But now I'm underwater
    And my skin is paler than it should ever be

    I'm watching movies back to back in black and white, I never
    Seen anybody do it like I do it any better
    I'm goin' over you, I'm overdue for new endeavors
    Nobody lonely like I'm lonely and I don't know whether
    You'd really like it in the limelight
    You'd sympathize with all the bad guys
    I'm still a victim in my own right
    But I'm the villain in my own eyes, yeah

    When I was older
    I was a sailor on an open sea Writer/s: Billie Eilish O'Connell, Finneas Baird O'Connell
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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