Verse 1

And soon days turn to months to years.

You never allow yourself tears.

You shove it down deeper and deeper each time you feel it rise.

Just another river in Egypt, or just a bunch of lies.

Pre-Chorus

Now look at the result.

Charred your heart of asphalt.

Chorus

And now you'll wear a mask,

Wipe away the teardrops on your guitar.

You'll laugh each time they ask,

And secretly cry yourself a river,

Just another river in Egypt,

But you drowned yourself in it.

Verse 2

And you decide to stay quiet,

Take yourself on a crash diet,

Trying to get him off your life and your mind but look at you!

Pretending life's a kaleidoscope and you're not feeling blue!

Pre-Chorus

Now look at the result.

Charred your heart of asphalt.

Chorus

And now you'll wear a mask,

Wipe away the teardrops on your guitar.

You'll laugh each time they ask,

And secretly cry yourself a river,

Just another river in Egypt,

But you drowned yourself in it.

Bridge

And now you'll sit in your room wondering why,

Why can't we lie?

Lie to ourselves?

Why can't we deny?

Box it up in shelves?

Chorus

And now you'll wear a mask,

Wipe away the teardrops on your guitar.

You'll laugh each time they ask,

And secretly cry yourself a river,

Just another river in Egypt,

But you drowned yourself in it.

Outro

Just another river in Egypt, or just a bunch of lies.

Never told him how you feel, and now it's time to say goodbye.