The Shins – It's Only LIfe LyricsFollow
Dyed in the wool, you've been
Cornered by natural desire
You wanna hop along with the giddy throng you like
But how'll you learn to steer
When you're grinding all your gears?
You've been talking for hours
You say time will wash every tower to the sea
Now you've got this worry in your heart
Well I guess it's only life, it's only natural
We all spend a little while going down the rabbit hole
The things they taught you
They're lining up to haunt you
You got your back against the wall
Call you on the telephone, won't you pick up the receiver?
I've been down the very road you're walking now
It doesn't have to be so dark and lonesome
Takes a while but we can figure this thing out
And turn it back around
Used to be such a lion
Before you got into all this crying on my lap
Back when you thought I'd never get this far
But did you really think I'd shut an open door?
The future's calling and I'mma answer
The wheel's in motion, I never drank the potion
And I know it breaks your heart
Open up the parachute
Something's gotta stop the freefall!
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