Audience Of One

Album: Appeal To Reason (2008)
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  • I can still remember
    The words and what they meant
    As we etched them with our fingers
    In years of wet cement
    The days blurred into each other
    Though everything seemed clear
    We cruised along at half speed
    But then we shifted gears

    We ran like vampires from a thousand burning suns
    But even then we should have stayed

    But we ran away
    Now all my friends have gone
    Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
    Runaway
    But what are we running from?
    A show of hands from those in this audience of one
    Where have they gone?

    Identities assume us
    As nine and five add up
    Synchronizing watches
    To the seconds that we lost
    I looked up and saw you
    I know that you saw me
    We froze but for a moment
    In empathy

    I brought down the sky for you but all you did was shrug
    You gave my emptiness a name
    And you ran away
    Now all my friends have gone
    Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
    Runaway
    But what are we running from?
    A show of hands from those in this audience of one
    Where have they gone?

    We're all OK, until the day we're not
    The surface shines, while the inside rots
    We raced the sunset and we almost won
    We slammed the brakes, but the wheels went on

    But we ran away
    Now all my friends have gone
    Maybe we've outgrown all the things that we once loved
    Runaway
    But what are we running from?
    A show of hands from those in this audience of one
    Where have they gone? Writer/s: Brandon Barnes, Joe Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Zach Blair
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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