lifeblood: songs: lyrics: all the way


i wasn't looking
to shift my direction
my eyes straight ahead
hands ten and two
the gravity
of our first connection
veering off the road
and into you
and all the people drive by slowly
gawking at the scene
of the smoldering inevitable
spark and gasoline
all the way
(all the way)
i met you head on full speed
at the heart
the blue flames burns
all the way
(all the way)
i took the crash course impact
but have i learned all that i'm
supposed to learn

no amount of playing safe
(no amount)
could save me from this day
the heat seeking path
of my trajectory
didn't we cooly divest
of predestination
slamming into futures
we can't see
and i know what can happen
when there's more than meets the eye
but there's no way to avoid it
just get in the car and drive
all the way
(all the way)
i met you head on full speed at the heart
(all the way)
the blue flame burns
all the way
i took the crash course impact
but have i learned all that i'm
supposed to learn

it makes me laugh
(i know what i)
we're talking over tea
(should do)
when i can still smell the smoke
(i don't wanna)
on my sleeve
(do it)
steaming like gunsmoke
(i would like a)
the wreckage of our past
(way out)
the scene of a crime
(but i still can't)
i still can't leave
(do it)
oh you and me
we should let well enough be
but each revisitation
points to clues
there's the oilslick
of uncertainty
and warning signs back there
we didn't use
at least we laugh about it now
how we escaped alive
it's remarkable the mess we make
and what we can survive
all the way
(all the way)
i met you head on full speed at the heart
the blue flame burns
all the way
(all the way)
i took the crash course impact
but have i learned all that i'm
supposed to learn

words and music by emily saliers


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