fall of ’82 lyrics – the shins

fall of ’82

i do relate to you in so many ways
but i didn’t go through what you must have in those early days
you had to be strong at such a very young age
a new life on lemonade

so won’t you listen to me now
there’s something i never told you
and i’m about to try
see you were my lifeline when the world was exploding

you moved back in with us in the fall of ’82
i fell into dark times and you were there to help me through
you told me that a downturn would eventually improve
and you were right, so i’m thanking you

so won’t you listen to me now
there’s something i never told you
and i’m about to try
see you were my lifeline when the world was exploding
footholds eroding

had you never been my friend
i wouldn’t be quite what you see
i wouldn’t be the man i am

sister you’ve known me
lost in a strange world
what has it shown me
what has it gone through
sister you’ve known me
been lost in a strange world
but has it shown me
what has it gone through

october chill in that old dusty town
halloween came, i was still feeling down
mama, lost my sweet tooth, what’s the point in going ’round?
your boy is losing count
maybe try the lost and found

/ the shins lyrics