Before I Go

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Wanna turn you upside down 'til your heart's where your head should be
Wanna bend the wires 'round 'til you hear when you oughtta see
Wanna yell and make a scene with you standin' near
Wanna take a boat out past the breaks and let you steer
I want to climb way up the tower
Reset the clocks, relive the hour

And all I want is a word from you
But all I need is a glance or two
Before I go, before I go

Brick by brick you build me up until I can't take the weight no more
Blow by blow you break me down until I'm left on the bottom floor
When the clothes are stripped away I see another veil
When the voices cease to tell I hear another tale
My fire escape won't hold me soon
And you, you smile at me from behind the moon

And all I want is a word from you
But all I need is a glance or two
Before I go, before I go

The monster sleeps, he snores, his claws begin to scratch
My dreams, once bound, once young and frail, detach
Put my money down and beg for luck to last
Hold my breath below and pray for waves to pass

Doesn't matter what I want, it's gonna be what it's gonna be
Doesn't matter what you do, I'm gonna see what I'm gonna see
So if you wanna get feisty with me, well, you're not the first
And if you wanna tear me down, well, it could be worse
If I (if I) was sure (that I) I'd done (my best) enough (to rest)
I'd let (my youth) it go (to truth) embrace the rough

And all I want is a word from you
But all I need is a glance or two
Before I go, before I go

And all I want is to stay up high
But all I need is to say goodbye
Before I go, before I go

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from Purple, released July 1, 2013

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