Drift Slowly

from by Cam Torrente

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The first time that I met you I was young and I was scared
I ran down to the river, brushed the tangles from my hair
And they years go by like raindrops flowing smoothly down your skin
I breath out. I breathe out. I breathe you in.

We danced through scorching summers; said goodbye to our hometowns
Let the cold air bite our cheeks the moment that the plane touched down
And we walked through coastal cities, big museums, old hotels
But we were destined to drift slowly, I could tell

When you go away I can't say that I'll miss you
Even though I can't quite promise that I won't
So return back to the lover you have found so tall and fair
Return back to your lover; I will go

When you do things that'll harm, well, I stay silent, make no sound
I just want you to be happy but also want you around
Can you hear the siren calling you? Can you hear the water churn?
Do not stand so close to fire; you will burn

But you curse your past and turn your gaze to things that make a spark
Lock your bedroom doors and ride away to strange things in the dark
And I thought I knew you well, but now I don't know who you are
I bet it's easy for you; for me, it's hard

When you go away I won't say that I love you
Even though I'm always thinking it too loud
When you find the place that needs you cling close and draw it near
Oh, hold tight, you might do your mother proud

So when we part ways please be gentle and remember to stay kind
Find the place that will accept you; I will go out and find mine
Cause you're something I can't cling to and you deserve to be free
Yeah, you deserve to be happy without me

So the last time that I meet you I'll be older, I won't care
I will pass you on a crowded street and wonder why you're there
Can't imagine life without you but I'm eager to begin
I'll breathe you out. I'll breathe you out. I'll breathe you out.
I'll breathe in.


from Pieces I Left Behind, released May 7, 2015



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