Well the news found me today,

A million steps away,

These things take time to travel it would seem.

I can’t even fall apart,

Really now, where would I start?
I swear we spoke last night, or did I dream.

I can see you in my mind,

Your eyes and how they would shine,

Blue, the sky that made itself your name.

Oh god can it be true?
Why me, but more why you,

When did it fall apart, when did we change?

I remember the time, we were seven years old,

When you let me kiss you, on top of the world;

I come back to the memory, safe in my soul,

But now when I arrive I find myself alone,

And I’m scared of the day that I forget your face:

Hold on so tight, but it still slips away;

I keep searching this hollow stone,

For the youth I used to know.

In the summer I checked in,

Seemed like you were wearing thin,

Said that you had seen a quiet sort of year.

Sounded older than before,

Like you’d lost another war,

As we spoke I heard you slowly disappear.

And all the pills that you would take,

Just to help you stay awake,

Couldn’t guide you on your way back home to shore.

And the girl I used to know,

Well, I lost her years ago,

But knowing that just makes this hurt much more.

Oh comfort, oh comfort, say how will it feel;
My hand starts to crack, my skin starts to peel,

When I die will it ever have happened at all?

In my heart I still wait for the day that you’ll call

And I’m sorry that I didn’t keep us in touch,

I didn’t sit missing you, not all that much,

And I’m sorry I let you go:

The youth I used to know.

The youth I used to know.


from The Fifth, released August 11, 2015



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With lush harmonies and haunting lyricism, Birds of Bellwoods have charmed venues throughout Canada, including performances at TURF, NXNE, CMW, Boots and Hearts, CBC Music Festival, and more.

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