The President

Album: Fallen Empires (2011)
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  • I've run to ground
    I've run from everyone that I have ever known
    I'm aching cold
    I'm aching from the bones the very blood of me

    And it's broke before you know it
    Before you knew what it was for
    All you know is you can't fix it
    And you wish you'd listened more
    To your instincts to your family
    To the wisdom you'd ignored
    Are you finally gonna ask us for help?

    I've crashed to earth
    But I'd fallen for so long that it was just relief
    I saw your face
    In everyone that looked me in my drunken eyes

    And it's broke before you know it
    Before you knew what it was for
    All you know is you can't fix it
    And you wish you'd listened more
    To your instincts to your family
    To the wisdom you'd ignored
    When you finally gonna ask us for help?

    I can see you at the front gate
    As you wait on my return
    The years have blurred to eons
    But the tears have never dried
    But I'm not coming to you like this
    So battered down and sad
    I will take the road forgotten, again Writer/s: GARRET JACKNIFE LEE, GARY LIGHTBODY, JONATHAN GRAHAM QUINN, NATHAN CONNOLLY, PAUL WILSON, TOM SIMPSON
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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