Old-Souled Demetri

Remember that restless night, twisted in sheets,
And how horribly bad you wanted to leave?
Like some other place would make you happy.
Don't believe what they say, Demetri.
Don't believe yourself, oh please.

Remember the waves on the snow machine,
And the Peninsula sponsor magazine?
And how all their products are going green.
Like that's something anybody believes.
Don't believe yourself, Demetri, please.

Remember how high you got that night?
Cuts under your eyes from a coworkers fight.
You said, "I've got a heart, buried under blacklights."
Then I took a hit, became deathly white.
Don't believe yourself, Demetri, alright?

Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why don't you get to higher ground?
Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why is the crashing of waves so loud?
Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why don't you find higher ground?

Remember when you hurt your spine?
Wanted so bad to cross the state line.
So you stole a truck, lost your mind.
Ran to the beach, where people were on your side.
Don't believe yourself, Demetri, alright?

Remember when you said it was dangerously hard?
Right after you received your felony charge?
You blew a kiss, and your eyes got large.
You were terrified, the court date wasn't far.
I don't believe you'll ever land behind bars.

Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why don't you get to higher ground?
Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why is the crashing of waves so loud?
Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why don't you find higher ground?

You said it wasn't a crime to be who you claimed.
It took you over a page just to explain.
You sobbed, "The water's oh so far away."
I swerved the car into the passing lane.
I promised we'd get there sometime today.

I know someday, you'll come around.
But my cell-phone impatience has its very own sound.
It's a weepin' ovation from a standing crowd.
It fluctuates from soft to loud.
If you continue like this, Demetri, you'll drown.

Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why don't you get to higher ground?
Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why is the crashing of waves so loud?
Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
Why don't you find higher ground?
Oh oh, old-souled Demetri,
one day you're gonna just drown.