retrace lyrics – anberlin

oh how i’ve tried to get you out of my head
and i lied, the broken words i said
never thought i’d walk on this street again
standing where it all began

and i tried to forget
when i left this town
but it takes me right back
when i come back around

retrace the steps we took on that lost summer night
i’m back there by your side
retrace the steps we took when we met,
worlds away, counting backwards while the stars are falling

oh now i find, every subtle thing screams your name
it reminds me of places and times we shared
couldn’t live locked in these memories
now i’m chained to my thoughts again

and i tried to forget
when i left this town
but i’ll take you right back
if you come back around

retrace the steps we took on that lost summer night
i’m back there by your side
retrace the steps we took when we met,
worlds away, counting backwards while the stars are falling

i need some shelter, i need some safety
photographs, they haunt me lately
chasing shadows as the evening takes me
i’m still searching, but the picture’s fading

retrace the steps we took on that lost summer night
i’m back there by your side
retrace the steps we took when we met,
worlds away, counting backwards…still counting backwards

and nowhere else has ever felt like home
and i can’t fall asleep when i’m lying here alone
i replay your voice, it’s like you’re here
you moved the earth, but now the sky is falling

retrace the steps we took on that lost summer night
in my mind i’m back by your side
retrace the steps we took when we met,
worlds away, counting backwards while the stars are falling

/ anberlin lyrics