how can you say that to me lyrics – edwin mccain

the air that you breathe it must be poisoned
and you’re dressed up in your best disguise
and i don’t want to hear what you have to say
it’s there in your eyes when you look away
these beautiful words are turning into lies

[chorus:]
how can you say that to me

the light that still shines is just an illusion
it’s just a memory from a burned out star
its promise has come from so far away
it’s fighting through sadness and years of decay
and it’s a wonder it ever made it this far

[chorus]

after all of those secrets you let me believe
there’s no rose petal air, there’s just th*rns when i breathe
oh now how can you say that

it’s not this silence that screams in my mind
each day i feel like i’m falling behind
living in shadows, still getting burned
when will i ever learn

[chorus]

after all those secrets you let me believe
there’s no rose petal air, there’s just th*rns when i breathe
how can you say that to me

/ edwin mccain lyrics