Nothing is ever as it seems The leaf caught in the stream Wilting and dying to break free Deny this reflection
There is no pier, there is no parking lot You get in the car to feel a shifting of ways It’s where we trade And where we pretend We’re not stuck in something we don’t get It hurts that I can See us dying In slow motion Give in, then retract It’s worse that I can’t keep thoughts intact And life in motion falls flat
So quickly we change ourselves to suit the taste of everyone else It discredits claim And little by little we’re finding out It gets harder to be something real In unrelenting sealed restraint we find time To look away And where I’m from there’s nothing left For a kid whose heart is never at rest What’s mine to take?
And you don’t know what I mean Unless you’re like me The leaf caught in the stream Just waiting for some debris from upstream Or anything that’ll move me
When you can’t push surroundings Offer the rush a blank stare I don’t want comfort I don’t wanna wear