First Aid Kit Ruins cover

by First Aid Kit
Lyrics and Meaning

Jan 19, 2018

Ruins Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Today, I climb the highest mountain I have ever climbed
And I turn, to look at ruins I had left behind
And you, where were you so far removed from any truth
Verse 2
I lost you, didn't I?
First I think I lost myself
Verse 3
Children, then and forever locked in a memory
Holdin' that mirror searching for some kind of certainty
That you were just the same as everyone but you were wrong
Verse 4
And it hurt you, didn't it?
All you couldn't be
Verse 5
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Verse 6
I tried to hold on to some kind of dignity
Too long I waded through a vast and endless sea
Thinking, I could find the secret there within
Verse 7
But I gave up, didn't I?
It seemed the only way
Verse 8
Ruins, all the things we built assured that they would last
Ending months ticket stubs and written notes and photographs
Where are you and here somewhere I cannot go
Verse 9
I'm sorry, I am
But I don't take it back
Verse 10
And in the night I hear your voice
Sometimes but it quickly passes
In dreams I saw what I had thought
Could be some kind of answer
You try and try and try until you cannot try no more
Captured in our own
Verse 11
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh

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