Pressing On A Bruise

Album: Wheelhouse (2013)
  • You were a pain girl, a thorn in my side
    Drove me insane girl, a white-knuckle ride
    So why do I go lookin' through old photographs
    And chase you down the hallways of our checkered past
    Hold on for dear life and keep the fire fed
    I oughta let go but instead

    It's like I'm pressing on a bruise
    To see if it still hurts
    Right now that's all I've got left of you
    Everybody knows that just makes it worse
    But still I do

    I could start a new life, I could move on
    I could do a drive by, and see if you're home
    Now there's a fine, fine line between a memory
    And something any shrink would call an injury
    But it's not over long as you're still hurtin' me
    And as I turn onto your street

    It's like I'm pressing on a bruise
    To see if it still hurts
    Right now that's all I've got left of you
    Anybody knows that just makes it worse
    But still I do

    Still I do, still I do, still love you

    But she's the kind of girl puts your world on hold
    Walk the halls and you check your phone
    Gave up the ghost and the ghost keeps holdin' on
    And you run from the sun but you curse the rain
    Lost the love so you nurse the pain
    Goin' on and on, singin' that same song

    But she's gone
    (I can't let it alone)
    And you get drunk on those glory days
    (I can't just let it heal)
    With a broken heart and a bitter taste
    (No, I can't just let it go)
    Well, you light it up as she burns you down
    (I can't just let it heal)
    You're smokin' those memories to the ground
    (Like I'm pressing on a bruise)
    Yeah, that's the thing about love and pain
    They may look alike but they're not the same
    (No, I can't just let it go)
    You've got to let it go go go
    (No, I can't just let it heal) Writer/s: KELLEY LOVELACE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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