Wish I Stayed

Album: Lights (2010)
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  • Why can't we speak another language
    One we all agree on
    When men look outside, they see houses
    Instead of the fields they grew from
    We are constantly uprooted from them
    Making us tiresome (and fearful)
    Can you get up right now
    Endeavor to free fall?

    You can fall if you want to!
    It's just a matter of how far
    You've treasured our hometown,
    But you've forgotten where you are
    And it will stay with you until your mind's been found,
    And it has been found wondering around

    With that skipping rope, the trampoline,
    The crafty smoke that made us choke
    But we didn't give up hope
    It's just the simple ways of getting paid,
    The carelessness of running away
    I wish I stayed
    I wish I stayed

    Patterns all arranged in my background
    Pillars and posts keeping this country on form
    Letters were all sent
    With no addresses so that people can't discover
    That we're always under cover
    Why do I always draw triangles?
    Instead of words this paper deserves

    I don't own my clothes but I own my mind,
    And it's not what you've lost but it's what you find
    I don't own my clothes but I own my mind,
    And it's not what you've lost but it's what you find

    With that skipping rope, the trampoline,
    The crafty smoke that made us choke
    But we didn't give up hope
    It's just the simple ways of getting paid,
    The carelessness of running away
    I wish I stayed
    I wish I stayed

    You can fall if you want to!
    It's just a matter of how far
    You've treasured our hometown,
    But you've forgotten where you are
    And it will stay with you until your mind's been found,
    And it has been found wondering around

    With that skipping rope, the trampoline,
    The crafty smoke that made us choke
    But we didn't give up hope
    It's just the simple ways of getting paid,
    The carelessness of running away
    I wish I stayed
    I wish I stayed Writer/s: ELLIE GOULDING
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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