Paper Wings

One last thing I beg you please just before you go

I've watched you fly on paper wings halfway around the world

Until they burned up in the atmosphere and sent you spiraling down

Landing somewhere far from here with no one else around

To catch you falling down

And I'm looking at you now

 

And I can't tell if you're laughing

Between each smile there's a tear in your eye

There's a train leaving town in an hour

It's not waiting for you, and neither am I

 

"Swing for the fences, son" he must have told you once

But that was a conversation you took nothing from

So raise your glass now, lets celebrate exactly what you've done

Just put off another day of knowing where you're from

You can catch up with yourself if you run...

 

And I can't tell if you're laughing

Between each smile there's a tear in your eye

There's a train leaving town in an hour

It's not waiting for you, and neither am I

 

Is this the life that you lead,

Or the life that's lead for you?

Will you take the road that's been laid out before you?

Will we cross paths somewhere else tonight?

Somewhere else tonight...

 

And I can't tell if you're laughing

Between each smile there's a tear in your eye

There's a train leaving town in an hour

It's not waiting for you, and neither am I

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