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Future Islands – Plastic Beach Lyrics

Plastic Beach Lyrics by Future Islands

Spent a lifetime in the mirror
Always afraid of what someone else would say

I wanted to be strong
So it took some time to tell you
But you knew from the things I’d say

“Why do you say that babe?”
“You’re my beautiful, you’re my heart”
“And you’re beautiful just this way”

When I took the time to tell you
You took the time to listen to me too

Now I see, I see today
I see, I see my face

Spent a lifetime in the mirror
Picking apart, what i couldn’t change

But I saw my mother, my father, my brother
In my face
In my face

Most the time it was the only thing that kept me going
Other times — just a grip of shame

You came along and showed me who I am
What it means

To be loved
To be one
To be loved
To feel some

Now I see, I see tomorrow
I see, I see tomorrow

And, “You’re my beautiful.”
“And you’re beautiful just this way.”

When I took the time to tell you
You took the time to listen to me too

Now I see, I see tomorrow
I see, I see tomorrow

I spent a lifetime in the mirror
Picking apart, what I couldn’t change

Now I see, I see tomorrow
I see, I see tomorrow

I see, I see tomorrow
I see, I see tomorrow

I see, I see tomorrow
What you saw today