Stand Too Close

Album: My Dinosaur Life (2010)
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  • If I stand too close I might fall in
    But if I'm too far gone I'll never win
    If you believe in me I might just want to spend some time with you again
    I'm afraid I tend to disappear
    Into an anxious state when you draw near
    There is no reasoning
    It's quite a silly thing
    But it's the way I've been for years
    So I will understand if you don't stay
    They say I'm great at first but then the magic fades
    Into an awful hue of dismal views and pessimistic attitude

    All this distance
    Years of sweet resistance
    Swirling overhead
    like angry clouds of discontent

    I have apologized a billion times
    When I've gone off the wall like Busta Rhymes
    And pulled a stupid stunt that left you thinking
    there was something wrong with me
    You've thrown a few choice phrases out my way
    And I've ignored them all as best I could
    Except that time you picked
    How I just can't commit
    There is some truth in what you say

    All this distance
    Years of sweet resistance
    Swirling overhead
    like angry clouds of discontent

    If I stand to close I might fall in
    But if I'm too far gone I'll never win
    If you believe in me I might just want to spend some time with you again
    I'll spend some time with you again

    If I stand to close I might fall in
    But if I'm too far gone I'll never win
    If you believe in me I might just want to spend some time with you again Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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