american pompeii lyrics – anthrax

i try to imagine the best place i’ve been
can i go back again?
open my eyes, what was no longer exists
i can’t go back again

i’d like to pretend that nothing has changed
it never went too far
but it started to lose me like a four-hour movie
i’d already seen

holding onto my memory of
what this used to be
holding onto my memory of you

sometimes i tell myself that things are okay
another lie, but it makes me feel better
never as old as i was today
i’m gonna breakdown, breakdown

in american pompeii
in american pompeii
i break myself just to live this way
never as old as i was today
american pompeii

look in my eyes and see how sick i feel
about what you’ve become
filthy and twisted like you never existed
i know what you were

your beauty forgotten under mountains of schism
i don’t want to climb
giving up my memory of what this used to be
i’m giving up my memory of you

sometimes i tell myself that things are okay
another lie, but it makes me feel better
never as old as i was today
i’m gonna breakdown, breakdown

in american pompeii
in american pompeii
i break myself just to live this way
never as old as i was today
american pompeii

ah, yeah

in american pompeii
in american pompeii
i break myself just to live this way
never as old as i was today
american pompeii

start to imagine the best place i’ve been
can i go back again?
open my eyes, what was no longer exists
i can’t go back again

i’m giving up my memory of what this used to be
i’m giving up my memory of you

/ anthrax lyrics