backwards with time lyrics – the avett brothers

folk always told me that my heart would grow
the older the man, yeah, the stronger the stone
am i losing my mind?
am i growing backwards with time?

some say with age that a purpose comes clear
i see the opposite happening here
are we losing the fight?
are we growing backwards with time?

i was young and love was fun
now it’s so serious
now all the fun has equal pain
there’s something wrong with this
for all i know there’s more i don’t
oh the little i have learned
for every year of knowledge gained
is a negative year i’ve earned

folk always told me that my heart would grow
the older the man, yeah, the stronger the stone
am i losing my mind?

/ the avett brothers lyrics