One of Them

 

Verse One

They’re the people in my family I don’t see at Christmas

They’re the cool kids and hellions I left in my hometown

They don’t cross my mind till the days I think I miss them

They’re ex-best friends, ex-co-dependents, I don’t know them now

 

Pre-Chorus

We break and mend with age

But one thing stays the same

 

Chorus One

I’m never gonna call you one of them

Yours will always be the face I know I’ll see again

I’m never gonna call you one of them

 

Verse Two

It makes me laugh when they try to break me like I’m glass

I watched them coat my heart in steel with their own bare hands

Everything they hardened you make innocent again

A shelter for the embers still glistening in the rain

 

Pre-Chorus

We break and mend with age

But one thing stays the same

 

Chorus Two

I’m never gonna call you one of them

Yours will always be the face I know I’ll see again

I’m never gonna call you one of them

I trust in a thousand things I didn’t way back then

 

Bridge

When the fire comes

And all’s said and done

Years after they left me

When the sun burns out

I will hold your hand

The sweetest kind of ending

 

Chorus Three

I’m never gonna call you one of them

Yours will always be the face I know I’ll see again

I’m never gonna call you one of them

When earth and the heavens fall, I’ll be there at the end

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