I Held My Breath On The Ride Back

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I learned how to smoke when I was eleven years old
Youth center volunteers didn’t pay too much attention
Called my gramps to pick me up after just two puffs
And I held my breath on the ride back

Nowadays I drive myself home
And I drove him when he got old
Dropped him off and smiled and he smiled back
And I held my breath on the ride back

Memories don’t fill the hole
They put a shiver in my bones instead
They scrape off, hollow out as I breathe
Until there's nothing left inside of me

After my grandpa deceased there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers next to the casket
It was signed “Old soldiers never die”
I begged Christ himself to give him back
And I held my breath on the ride back
Held my breath on the ride back

Memories don’t fill the hole
They put a shiver in my bones instead
They scrape off, hollow out as I breathe
Until there's nothing left inside of me

And everytime I breathe it hurts the soul
As the air widens the hole
Like a devil breathing down my neck
So I’ll forever hold my breath
Like I did on the ride back

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from GODAWFUL CALMNESS, released February 25, 2015
Gijs Wilbrink - vocals & guitar

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