paternal reversal lyrics – bayside

tony, your life’s not over
but you’ve given up all you lived for
put the bottle down
and fix the thing you ran from

do you say what you really mean?
are you really how you’re perceived to be?
if the lights go out tomorrow, would you know?

i don’t wanna call your family
and tell them to build a coffin
because their oldest son just overdosed on pills
you’ve got a red glare in your eyes
and the sky outside your door’s a blacker blue
i hate to see what’s become of you

tony, it’s just a stick in the spokes
it’s not too late for you to find your way home
because your friends are still here
and your family’s where you left them

so put on a clear head and try it out for a ride
because you’re better than this
and you can better your life, you can’t choose your father
we’re suffering together

i don’t wanna call your family
and tell them to build a coffin
because their oldest son just overdosed on pills
you’ve got a red glare in your eyes
and the sky outside your door’s a blacker blue
i hate to see what’s become of you

you’re getting closer to the end of your rope
i never thought you’d let yourself get so cold
but lately i’ve been thinking
about all the things i said to you

and now i need to prove that
i didn’t mean it when i said
that you were dead to me
you mean the world to me

i don’t wanna call your family
and tell them to build a coffin
because their oldest son just overdosed on pills
you’ve got a red glare in your eyes
and the sky outside your door’s a blacker blue
i hate to see what’s become of you

/ bayside lyrics