Song Lyrics

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I’ve been running out of
My 70 excuses
There comes a point when patience
Can’t take all these abuses
Now my reserves are empty
I’m feeling kind of low
‘Cause when do you fight for someone
And when do you let ‘em go

The other day I thought I saw you on a magazine
Your stubborn nose pretending to belong to the machine

I’ve been waiting for you
To come to your senses
Holding up your heavy heart
Down there in the trenches
You don’t have to carry that
Weight all by yourself
Even you the mercenary
Could use a little help

You’ve got your gun
Your bulletproof pride
You never run
But you sure know how to hide

My friend said he had seen you
At a movie theater
You looked just as you had always
Didn’t ask about me, either
I won’t say life ends without you
But you’re the only answer
But you got me like a thief
You got me with my hands up

The other day I thought I saw you on a magazine
Your stubborn nose pretending to belong to the machine

I’ve been waiting for you
To come to your senses
Holding up your heavy heart
Down there in the trenches
You don’t have to carry that
Weight all by yourself
Even you the mercenary
Could use a little help

You’ve got your gun
Your bulletproof pride
You never run
But you sure know how to hide


Yes, there’s something wrong
Yeah, too safe now
Your wish is falling before you / Is there faith, is there faith in my heart
Stars are frustrating / Going days won’t stop, when I feel that I’m still
You always win the waiting / In the beat of your soul, when you talk, when you write
When you weave and you vote
And you leave and you say
Only waiting is left
Now I’m kneeling around in the cold

I’ve been waiting for you
To come to your senses
Holding up your heavy heart
Down there in the trenches
You don’t have to carry that
Weight all by yourself
Even you the mercenary
Could use a little help

You’ve got your gun
Your bulletproof pride
You never run
But you sure know how to hide