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Future Islands – I Knew You Lyrics

I Knew You Lyrics By Future Islands

We walked into the pines
And sat amongst the graves
You told me you’d been fine
Since I poisoned your life
And it was so good to hear
After so many years
Not for the pain
But to hear you say anything real
Well, I’ve been working nights
In and out of fights and flights
Kites in storms
Forgot this war

When I had to run
We didn’t leave it all said and done
But will it be tonight?
Something in the cold of your eyes says, “Tonight”
I knew you
I knew you as you were, not as you are
You knew me too
But I’m not the same, it’s not the way
The way, you’re used to

You asked me to stay
Asked me to stay awake, ’til the morning breaks
In someone else’s place
But I fell asleep
Ashamed of where I shouldn’t be
Woke to you shaking me
He drove all night to find you
I think that you knew
He’d drive all night
‘Cause all that you sighed
Was, “What if ‘Long Flight’ was about you?”
But it was and it was about you too

Then I had to run
And now we’ll leave it all said and done
What did you think he’d find?
Something in the cold of your eyes said, “Goodbye”
I knew you
I knew you as you were, not as you are
You knew me too
But it’s not the same, not the way
The way, you used to
I knew you
Not like I used to