La Dispute nine Lyrics

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  • I recall once on the church steps
    When I moved to kiss your chest
    How we paid such close attention
    To each sweet and stuttered breath
    I should've stopped to paint our picture
    Captured honest pure affection
    Just to document the difference between attraction and connection

    I can see all of my friends and
    I break into empty buildings
    When the coast was clear
    With backpacks full of beer
    We’d throw our bottles from the rooftops
    At this city—it looked endless
    Guess I still don’t see the difference between real purpose and that urgent adolescence

    And I remember in a basement sharing sweat
    With all these stranger boys and girls
    “We’ll change the world!” We sang
    “We’ll change the world!” But
    Nothing seems to change and
    They say none of them will listen
    But I still see much more power in that basement than in heartless politicians

    And if we get beaten by this winter
    If we get strangled by regret, just
    Let our love of life and tension
    Gasp in sweet and stuttered breaths, and
    Have them lay us in a basement
    Smash some bottles on the ground, and
    Say we never knew the difference between the feeling and the sound

    Remember not our faulty pieces
    Remember not our rusted parts
    It’s not the petty imperfections that define us but
    The way we hold our hearts
    And the way we hold our heads
    I hope they write your names beside mine on my gravestone when I'm dead
    And when we’re dead let our voices carry on
    To find a better song
    To find a better song and sing along

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