You said you'd go now

I said I'd stay here

And I watched your shadow until it disappeared

And you're gone now

Just another ghost for this deserted house


I remember our hometown

I remember you standing on the bleachers and the roar of the crowd

And I remember climbing onto the roof and singing our hearts out

Because we knew no one could ever hear


And I remember elementary

Best friends at first sight

Me, Kate, and Danny

God, I haven't seen them since we were eighteen

And I remember sneaking out in the dead of night

Just to hang out with my team and share a freight

But now all those horror stories reflect my life


Why'd you have to go?

I don't know what to do anymore

I'm strapped to the cold metal table

And the doctors are trying to save me

When all I wanted was to remember more

And there goes the good old days

And I miss all our childish ways

And I miss all our foolish dreams

Where's the innocence?

Where's the old me?


I never really liked this house

I guess that's why they say I burned it down

And I'm staring at the photo album, crying silent tears

Mourning all the friends I've lost over the years

And then it's torn out of my hands

I don't hear the window shatter

I don't feel it's glass pierce my skin


I remember science class

The teacher hated me not because I couldn't pass

But because I didn't even try

All I did was laugh

And I remember reading under the stairs

And you snatching the book from my hands

With that smirk you knew no one could resist


I remember the rainy days

When we'd jump in puddles and I'd lift my face to the sky

And we'd run around the kindergarten playground

And I remember when Joey was voted class clown

And I remember when prom queen's best friend stole her crown

And when I'd trip over my feet, you'd just stand there and laugh with me

But now I can't find the strength to get back up


Why'd you have to go?

I don't know what to do anymore

Father Time locked my door

When all I wanted was to remember more

And there goes the good old days

And I miss all our childish ways

And I miss all our foolish dreams

Where's the innocence?

Somebody stole the old me


I'm lying on the floor

And does it hurt?

All the memories

I just want to wipe my mind clean

I can't take this pain anymore

I've always hated this old house and these creaky doors that only open out


And as for my mom and my dad, I'm sorry I couldn't make you proud

And to my old dog Sammy, I'm sorry I let them take you away from me

And here's to Coach, I'm sorry I couldn't stop that last shot

And I'm sorry, I'm sorry I didn't tell you what you meant to me

And I'm sorry, I'm sorry I didn't give you all my love

And to everyone I've ever lost, Lord am I sorry, oh I'm sorry I didn't know how much it'd hurt when you were gone


Every memory

Every tick of the clock

Every ghost

That haunts me...


Why'd you have to go?

I don't know what to do anymore

Everyone else has gotten off the ride

But this broken seatbelt has me trapped inside

Oh, all I ever really wanted was one last trip to the shore

And there goes the good old days

And I miss all our childish ways

And I miss all our foolish dreams

Where's the innocence?

Somebody drowned the old me


And your obliviously joyful face is the last snap shot in this purgatory of memories