this is letting go lyrics – rise against

“this is letting go”

once upon a time i could take anything, anything.
always stepped in time, regardless of the beat
i moved my feet, i carried weight
what i could not do i faked
i dug seeking treasure
just to wake up in an early grave
so i stopped right there and said

go on alone, ’cause i won’t follow.
this isn’t giving up, no this is letting go
out with the old dreams i’ve borrowed
the path i carve from here on out will be my own
the path will be my own

this is the part where the needle skips
and the chorus plays like a sink that drips
a syllable repeating, like a warning we aren’t heeding
until all of a sudden we noticed it
when the wheels brace and the tires grip
a map we’ve been misreading
a defeat we’re not conceding
until now
there must be some other way out

go on alone, because i won’t follow
but this isn’t giving up no this is letting go
out with the old dreams i’ve borrowed
the path i carve from here on out will be my own
a path to take me home

(hey! hey! hey! hey!)

the wind died
the whole world ceased to move
now so quiet
her beating heart became a boom
we locked eyes
for just a moment or two
she asked why
i said “i don’t know why,
i just know”

the wind died
the whole world ceased to move
now so quiet
her beating heart became a boom
we locked eyes
for just a moment or two
she asked why
i said “i don’t know why
i just know
i just know”

go on alone, ’cause i won’t follow
this isn’t giving up, no this is letting go
i made most of all this sorrow
i tried to brave this discontent, but now i’m through
i’m letting go of you.

this is letting go
this is letting go

once upon a time i could take anything, anything.

/ rise against lyrics