Restless & Far Away

from by Jacob Miller

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It is strange to be seeing your face
in two lights on the highway, bruised side of a freight,
it is strange to be seeing your face.

It feels strange to be missing you here,
you would hate to hear me say this, but you are not all that far,
you're the point that keeps me closer than the dark.

I know we don't say these kinds of things, but I really need you now,
I am lost and I keep letting myself down.
I know you see someone good when you are looking at me,
but right now there's so much poison in my eyes,
so tell me that I've lost my way, that my head is not on straight,
I've known you long enough to think you might be right.

The people that I'm talking to make me feel I'm a liar,
and someday soon my mouth will close for good,
but the language that I learned to speak with you came before
the pretense and desire that have me shaking all the time.
Things don't make sense the way they did when we were younger,
all the direction I had in my whole life is gone,
and I'm landlocked and I'm stranded among these fast and changing signs,
but if I have you, I'll always know what side I'm on.

I know I'm hard to hold and I am never around,
but I am lost and I keep letting myself down.
I know you see someone good when you are looking at me,
but right now there's too much poison in my eyes,
so see for me my own true self, remind me who I am,
I've known you long enough to think you might be right.

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from Changing Signs, released April 21, 2016

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