Past Life

Album: Currents (2015)
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  • I was picking up a suit from the dry cleaners
    Which was standard for me
    Thursday, 12:30, I gotta pretty solid routine these days
    I don't know it just works for me
    Anyway, I was leaving I was getting in my car
    And I went to adjust the rear view mirror, but in its reflection
    Just for a second, I saw a figure, started to trigger
    Memories of what I had learned, stopped me in my tracks
    Who was that? It was my lover, my lover, from a past life

    From a past life (feel like I saw a ghost)
    From a past life (not what I expected)
    From a past life (it's transfixed)
    From a past life

    Well somewhere between a lover and a friend
    It was different back then, surreal
    Poetic so I'd say, like a bizarre shape or a confusing image
    But I shot it down, closed it off
    The sounds and smells I made myself forget
    A cheap solution to block out a friend, but it was real
    It just feels like a past life

    From a past life (crazy)
    From a past life (it takes a lot to trip me out)
    From a past life
    In the long time

    So I go about my day as normal
    But I can't seem to pass it off as just a random event
    It consumes me, I thought I was moving on
    But I guess I was just switching off
    And now I see my life as the banal slog it suddenly became
    And I don't know if I can go on the same
    But I don't wanna dig up old bones
    I mean, I don't even know if she has the same phone number
    Who knows? Maybe she does

    From a past life
    (I guess there's no harm in trying)
    From a past life
    From a past life
    In the long time
    From a past life
    From a past life
    From a past life
    In the long time

    Hello? Writer/s: Kevin Parker
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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