back then lyrics – citizen cope

back then

before the laws and the social orders
before the cause of the lieutenant’s orders
before the rise of pop culture
before the guards at the borders
before the expectation led to life’s frustrations
before the path to salvation was cloudy by the deep depths of temptation

[chorus]
back then, it was alright to pretend
that all we really had was within and a little sky to spin
back then, love had a place to stay
and wasn’t getting turned away
it took my whole life to realize it’s just a blink away to back then

with holy sons, holy daughters, holy sisters, holy brothers, holy skies, holy waters
for those who came before us on the way to what’s come before us
before the expectations led to life’s frustrations
before the path to salvation was clouded by the deep depths of temptation

[chorus]

/ citizen cope lyrics