antique hearts lyrics – american aquarium

i need to try something new, something revolutionary that is going to pull me through. because i’m a used record store full of memories that no one wants to hear anymore. i wonder why i run so fast because no matter where i start i always finish last and why would i ever stop to pray to a god that’s always only six feet away.

with the summer i confide the thoughts of what it means to be alive
like a polaroid developing with the light
what do you know about me, other than what you can see?
behind this broken smile lies an antique heart

why do i try so much, i’m like a doctor who has lost his touch?
and why do i call this my best, like the kid in cl*ss who cheats on all the tests.

with the summer i confide the thoughts of what it means to be alive
like a polaroid developing with the light
what do you know about me, other than what you can see?
behind this broken smile lies an antique heart

i wonder if i’ll ever know how to play this thing or how this song should go. i wonder what i’m trying for; i have got to find myself behind this wall of metaphors

with the summer i confide the thoughts of what it means to be alive
like a polaroid developing with the light
what do you know about me, other than what you can see?
behind this broken smile lies an antique heart

/ american aquarium lyrics