Time Machine

Album: Tape Deck Heart (Deluxe Edition) (2013)
  • I'ma gonna build myself a time machine
    On particle physics and the power steam
    It runs on diesel oil and Donnie Darko daydreams
    Packed a pair of socks and a hunting riffle
    Change of underwear and some snacks to trifle
    Scared of going back you know how I'm forgetful

    To go back and to see the way things really used to be
    Not the way we remember them at all

    Packed up, sat in my DeLorean
    Like some kind of amateur historian
    I'll visit the Renaissance and the Romans, the Victorians
    Drinking in Deadwood in the 1880s
    Rock and roll and drive thrus in the 1950s
    Trying not to change things so the plot lines don't get shitty

    To go back and to see the way things really used to be
    Not the way we remember them
    To go back and to see the way things really used to be
    Not the way we remember them at all

    'Cause I can't recall, you tell it to me false
    What if everything were to change completely
    If you just saw a replay of the crucial scenes
    From the passenger window of a time machine

    In truth the real reason that I built this here machine
    Was just to travel back a couple of years
    To when we first met before the fights and tears
    To a time when you and I first got together
    Simple days and simple words like "forever"
    Dripped off our tongues, come on you must remember

    To go back and to see the way things really used to be
    Before life quietly dismembers
    All the best things about you and I before the doubts
    Drowned out all of the mirth and mercy
    Come on baby please you must remember

    Please rememberWriter/s: FRANK TURNER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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