Ben Platt Words Fail cover

Words Fail

Feb 3, 2017

Words Fail Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I never meant to make it such a mess
I never thought that it would go this far
So I just stand here sorry
Searching for something to say
Something to say
Words fail, words fail
There's nothing I can say
Verse 2
I guess I thought I could be part of this
I never had this kind of thing before
I never had that perfect girl
Who somehow could see the good part of me
Verse 3
I never had the dad who stuck it out
No corny jokes or baseball gloves
No mom who just was there
'Cause mom was all that she had to be
Verse 4
That's not a worthy explanation
I know there is none
Nothing can make sense of all these things I've done
Verse 5
Words fail, words fail
There's nothing I can say
Except sometimes, you see everything you wanted
And sometimes, you see everything you wish you had
And it's right there, right there, right there
In front of you
And you want to believe it's true
So you make it true
And you think maybe everybody wants it
And needs it, a little bit too
Verse 6
This was just a sad invention
It wasn't real, I know
But we were happy
I guess I couldn't let that go
I guess I couldn't give that up
I guess I wanted to believe
'Cause if I just believe
Then I don't have to see what's really there
Verse 7
No, I'd rather pretend I'm something better than these broken parts
Pretend I'm something other than this mess that I am
'Cause then I don't have to look at it
And no one gets to look at it
No, no one can really see
Verse 8
'Cause I've learned to slam on the brake
Before I even turn the key
Before I make the mistake
Before I lead with the worst of me
I never let them see the worst of me
Verse 9
'Cause what if everyone saw?
What if everyone knew?
Would they like what they saw?
Or would they hate it too?
Will I just keep on running away from what's true?
Verse 10
All I ever do is run
So how do I step in
Step into the sun?
Step into the sun

Writer(s):Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Copyright: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


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