Indiana

This old town wasn’t much before the war –

before the fight, before the loss –

so surrender didn’t feel so out of place.

The flag waved white, the firing stopped.

 

This old town wasn’t hard to leave behind,

with nothing left to hold onto,

but I can’t help this rising feeling in my chest

that I lost myself when I lost you.

 

Cuz I didn’t mean to leave in such a rush.

I didn’t know if this old town would be enough.

 

The road is even longer than it looked when I began –

I didn’t know that it led back to Indiana.

The snow is even colder when it falls upon what used to be mine,

but that’s okay – yeah, that’s alright – cuz Indiana knows

we’re running out of time.

 

My old man looked directly in my eyes.

It hurt like hell, it hurt like war.

He told me, “don’t you dare remember us like this,

cuz I lost myself when I lost her.”

 

And we watched her gently sleeping on the bed,

and, as quiet as he could, my old man said,

 

“The road is even longer than it looked when I began –

I didn’t know that it led back to Indiana.

The snow is even colder when it falls upon what used to be mine,

but that’s okay – yeah, that’s alright – cuz Indiana knows

we’re running out of time.”

 

This old town feels older than before –

with every house, a different war –

but I don’t mind losing battles anymore

cuz I lost myself when I found her.

 

She’s the one who told me it’s okay

to cry, and to believe it when I say,

 

“The road is even longer than it looked when I began –

I didn’t know that it led back to Indiana.

The snow is even colder when it falls upon what used to be mine,

but that’s okay.”

The road is even longer than it looked when I began –

I didn’t know that it led back to Indiana.

The snow is even colder when it falls upon what used to be mine,

but that’s okay – yeah, that’s alright – cuz Indiana knows.

That’s okay – yeah, that’s alright – cuz Indiana knows.

Indiana knows we’re running out of time.

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