- The Cathedral

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November 12, 2015

Lyrics

I heard your voice reverberating off of the back wall of the cathedral
It echoed off the wedding bells and disappeared down Route 18
At first I tried to guide it back towards the strings of my heart where your hands pulled
But it was faster and more devious than I could ever hope to be

So I racked my brain for days and days hoping I'd find some magic combination
Some special set of syllables to send your heart back to my door
But progress can't be made if you're the one who keeps on doing all the changing
And every sentence that I say to you seems to fall just short

If I could change you, I don't think that I'd have the guts to
My roots have shown through and there's no room for you here, to get stuck in the ground

The distances we drew between did not present a clear and present danger
And when we finally noticed them they were too heavy to move on
And somewhere between Madison and Bellingham I thought I had an answer
But by the time I got to Denver I could plainly see that it was gone

If I could change you, I don't think that I'd have the guts to
My roots have shown through and there's no room for you here, to get stuck in the ground

I found you in the night with the porch lights shining bright
In the dead of the fall, that was where I lost it all

Could you be more to me than a future memory
Of a girl, weighed down by the circumstances found and floundering
Under the weight of all we've yet to be?
I'm floundering, under the weight of all we've yet to be

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