I Love You (But I'm Leaving)

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close your eyes and count to ten.
take a minute, breathe it in.
watch it mixing with the wind outside your window
like salt into the ocean

back to where I belong
pedal down, a brand new song
take one off to try one on 'cause there's no secret
to this life.

i love you but I'm leaving
i hope you figure out one day
what it is you're needing
but if you can't help yourself, I can't make myself stay.

every little chord and tone
ring them out stick by stone.
i know it used to be my home. It's far behind me
and I'm not lookin' back.
no, not even a second glance.
water over dirty hands
and though it doesn't make much sense right now
i'll let it just work out in the end.

i love you but I'm leaving.
i hope you figure out one day
what it is you're needing.
but if you can't help yourself, I can't make myself stay.

and though I don't owe an explanation,
you're kind of like sitting too close to a fire.
I know a few feet would make it better
but this chair's so heavy, it's late, I'm getting tired.
but long gone are the days where I sit by and wait
for you to just burn out or burn me up.
so this is goodbye.

i love you but I'm leaving.
i hope you figure out one day
what it is you're needing.
but if you can't help yourself, I can't make myself stay.

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from Calm & Normal EP, released October 28, 2016

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