americans lyrics – this or the apocalypse

i appeared out of the dark after your father p*ssed
i stood and took the place of all that emptiness
you said that you never thought that god existed
but someone had to answer to coincidences
so we’ll just play it safe
and we’ll forget that we ever had any questions

i said i’d give you everything i had
when i had nothing left
but i might just bring you down
i went from filling to becoming all that emptiness
that i saw inside you

and i would stay if i could just learn to shut my mouth
’cause everything i say just makes it so much worse
i work my hands down to the bone
so everything i touch just feels like stone
well, yeah, i sold myself short
you don’t need me
no one does

because i’m nothing, i’m no one
i don’t care if i make it
i’m stranded, i’m nowhere
i’m straight up sinking
i’m not letting anyone bother trying to patch these leaks
there’s nothing to hold, there’s nothing to keep
my ship has sailed

i got stranded before the storm took over
there’s only one way out
i was so tempted to give in a head for clearer weather
but there’s a knot in my gut that screams,
“you won’t end up closer.”
there’s only one way out
and it’s the hardest one to take
and i’m not scared
no, i’m not

because i’m nothing, i’m no one
i don’t care if i make it
i’m stranded, i’m nowhere
i’m straight up sinking
i’m not letting anyone bother trying to patch these leaks
there’s nothing to hold, there’s nothing to keep

and i prayed every single night before i slept
and now there’s just no one to talk to.

/ this or the apocalypse lyrics