Handwritten Album Lyrics by Shawn Mendes


Shawn Mendes Lyrics

Handwritten Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)
  1. Life Of The Party
  2. Stitches
  3. Never Be Alone
  4. Kid In Love
  5. I Don't Even Know Your Name
  6. Something Big
  7. Strings
  8. Aftertaste
  9. Air
  10. Crazy
  11. A Little Too Much
  12. This Is What It Takes
  13. Bring It Back (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  14. Imagination (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  15. The Weight (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  16. Don't Want Your Love (Target Bonus Track)
  17. Lost (Target Bonus Track)


Life Of The Party

I love it when you just don't care
I love it when you dance like there's nobody there
So when it gets hard, don't be afraid
We don't care what them people say
I love it when you don't take no
I love it when you do what you want cause you just said so
Let them all go home, we out late
We don't care what them people say

We don't have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I'm telling you, take your shot it might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party

Together we can just let go
Pretend like there's no one else here that we know
Slow dance fall in love as the club track plays
We don't care what them people say

We don't have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I'm telling you, take your shot it might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party

Come out tonight, come out tonight
There's no one standing in your way
Come out tonight, come out tonight
We don't care what them people say
We don't care what them people say

We don't have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I'm telling you, take your shot it might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Life of the party
So don't let them keep you down
Oh you know you can't give up
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party



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Stitches

I thought that I've been hurt before
But no one's ever left me quite this sore
Your words cut deeper than a knife
Now I need someone to breathe me back to life

Got a feeling that I'm going under
But I know that I'll make it out alive
If I quit calling you my lover
Move on

You watch me bleed until I can't breathe
I'm shaking, falling onto my knees
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches
I'm tripping over myself,
I'm aching begging you to come help
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches

Just like a moth drawn to a flame
Oh, you lured me in, I couldn't sense the pain
Your bitter heart cold to the touch
Now I'm gonna reap what I sow
I'm left seeing red on my own

Got a feeling that I'm going under
But I know that I'll make it out alive
If I quit calling you my lover
Move on

You watch me bleed until I can't breathe
I'm shaking, falling onto my knees
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches
I'm tripping over myself,
I'm aching begging you to come help
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches

[3x]
Needle and the thread,
Gotta get you out of my head
Needle and the thread,
Gonna wind up dead

Needle and the thread,
Gotta get you out of my head, get you out of my head

You watch me bleed until I can't breathe
I'm shaking, falling onto my knees (falling on my knees)
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches (and I'll be needing stitches)
I'm tripping over myself,
I'm aching begging you to come help (begging, "Baby, please.")
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches

(And now that)
I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches
(And now that)
I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches



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Never Be Alone

Promise that one day I'll be around
I'll keep you safe
I'll keep you sound

Right now its pretty crazy
And I don't know how to stop or slow it down

Hey
I know there are some things we need to talk about

And I can't stay
Just let me hold you for a little longer now

Take a piece of my heart
And make it all your own
So when we are apart
You'll never be alone
Never be alone

You'll never be alone
When you miss me close your eyes
I may be far but never gone

When you fall sleep tonight just remember
that we lay under the same stars

Hey
I know there are some things we need to talk about

And I can't stay
So let me hold you for a little longer now

And take a piece of my heart
And make it all your own
So when we are apart
You'll never be alone
Never be alone
You'll never be alone

You'll never be alone

You'll never be alone

You'll never be alone

And take a piece of my heart
And make it all your own
So when we are apart
You'll never be alone
You'll never be alone



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Kid In Love

I know that we just met
Maybe this is dumb
But it feels like there was something
From the moment that we touched
'Cause, it's alright, it's alright
I wanna make you mine

The way you're lightin' up the room
Caught the corner of my eye
We can both sneak out the back door
We don't have to say goodbye
'Cause, it's alright, it's alright
To waste time tonight

Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Oh, baby
If this is what it's like falling in love
Then I don't ever wanna grow up
Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Oh, baby
It'd be cool if it's the two of us
But I don't ever wanna grow up

'Cause I got it all
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
And I got it all
And I don't ever wanna grow up

Said, your place is kinda close
And your 'Rents are out of town
Baby, there's no pressure
But if you're down, I'm down
'Cause, it's alright, it's alright
To just talk tonight

If you're feeling kinda crazy
Turn down the lights
We can take our time
Do whatever you like
It's alright, it's alright
I wanna make you mine

Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Oh, baby
If this is what it's like falling in love
Then I don't ever wanna grow up
Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Maybe I'm just a kid in love
Oh, baby
It'd be fine if it's the two of us
But I don't ever wanna grow up

[x2:]
'Cause I got it all
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
And I got it all
And I don't ever wanna grow up

You make me feel like I got it all, yeah
And you make me feel
Like I'm just a kid in love
And you make me feel like I got it all
And you make me feel like I don't ever wanna grow up

Maybe we're just kids in love
Maybe we're just kids in love
Oh baby
If this is what it's like falling in love
Then we don't ever have to grow up
Maybe we're just kids in love
Maybe we're just kids in love
Oh baby
When we're alone and it's the two of us
I can't get enough

I've got it all, yeah
I've got it all, yeah
And I've got it, and I've got it all
And I've got it, and we've got it all
And I've got it, and I've got it all
But I don't ever wanna grow up



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I Don't Even Know Your Name

Oh, you waited so long
Sometimes, it's hard to stand out
And you, don't have to do anything else
But be yourself
Ooh, woah, oh

You, you dressed up so nice
But all I could see was your eyes
And the crowd, came, and pulled you away
And then you were gone
Ooh, woah, yeaah

And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
Cause I don't even know your name

Oh, everywhere that I go
I see your face and it kills me to know
That you'll never know what you did to me
And now you're gone
Yeah, I can't stop thinking 'bout you

Cause I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
Cause I don't even know your name
Yeah, I don't even know your name

I'm running, I'm searching
And I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking
'Till I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

I'm running, I'm searching
And I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking
'Till I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
Cause I don't even know your name.



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Something Big

1, 2, 3, 4

Whoa, oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh

Play the lotto you might win it.
It's like 25 to life so you bust out of prison.

Something's in the air, something's in the air

It's like that feeling when you're just about to kill it,
Take your last shot you know you're gonna hit it.

Somethings in the air, somethings in the air

Whoa oh oh oh oh

Something big I feel it happening
Out of my control
Pushing, pulling and it's grabbing me,
Feel it in my bones like

Whoa oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Something big I feel it happening
Oh whoa oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Something big

It's like that feeling when you're 'bout to win the medal,
And you worked so hard that you knew you wouldn't settle,
Hands are in the air, hands are in the air.

When they hear you when you thought they wouldn't listen,
It's like an anthem that the whole worlds singing,

Hands are in the air, hands are in the air.

Whoa oh oh oh oh

Something big I feel it happening
Out of my control,
Pushing, pulling, and it's grabbing me,
Feel it in my bones like,

Oh whoa oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh whoa. Oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Something big I feel it happening
Oh whoa oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh whoa. Oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Something big

Whoa
Yeah, yeah

If we stomp our feet,
The ground will shake
If we clap our hands,
The walls will break
Yell so loud won't forget our names
'Cause something big is happening

Take this spark
And start a fire
Raise this up
We're feeling high
They can't tell us anything
'Cause something big is happening

Something big I feel it happening
Out of my control
Pushing, pulling, and it's grabbing me,
Feel it in my bones like

Oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Something big is happening whoa
Oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Something big I feel it happening whoa



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Strings

All the strings attached girl
All the strings attached girl, oh yeah

Met this girl when I was three or so
We were holding hands thought someone told
And it felt like an eternity
Said it felt like an eternity
'Cause I knew back then we were more than friends
Two sides of the story it all depends
And I've said it once, and I'll say it again
It'll only end up hurting me

Years flew by I was less than twelve
Long division I need your help
Can you come on over and work with me
Anytime you like I'll make it work for me
'Cause I knew back then if I get you close
When the time is right maybe I'll propose
Baby climb on up, show me the ropes

Darling I want all the strings attached
I love it when you look at me like that
And you're the only girl that brings me back
'Cause baby I want all the strings attached
It's like always and forever
I won't let a moment pass
And when I'm with you I feel better
I want all the strings, all the strings attached

All the strings attached girl
All the strings attached girl, hmm yeah

So come on girl let me hold your hand
Let's go get lost, live without a plan
And I know you've got the world to see
But you know you mean the world to me
And I know right now you got second thoughts
Do whatever it takes, pay whatever the cost yeah

You know me, not the type of guy
To sneak around, to do the time
But you must have me hypnotized
I'm d-d-d-down to be by your side
Every night

Darling I want all the strings attached
I love it when you look at me like that
And you're the only girl that brings me back
'Cause baby I want all the strings attached
It's like always and forever
I won't let a moment pass
And when I'm with you I feel better
I want all the strings

And baby when you fall down, I fall too
And if you get lost, then I'll get lost with you
And when the waves crash down
Then baby I won't move
'Cause I need

All the strings attached
I love it when you look at me like that
And you're the only girl that brings me back
'Cause baby I want all the strings attached
It's like always and forever
I won't let a moment pass
And when I'm with you I feel better
I want all the strings, all the strings attached
I want all the strings, all the strings attached
All the strings attached, girl, all the strings attached, girl
Oh yeah



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Aftertaste

Re-rewind Friday night, never forget it
How you let me go
No more lies I'll be fine I know where I'm headed
Probably should've known

And now you're gonna say, "Pretty, please forgive me."
Fool me once, told you twice you're gonna regret it
Now you're all alone yeah

Turns out that no one can replace me
I'm permanent, you can't erase me
I'll help you remember me
One more kiss is all it takes
I'll leave you with the memory
And the aftertaste

Close your eyes you can't hide
Try to forget me but I'm everywhere
I'm the smell on your sheets you weren't ready
When you left me there

And now you're gonna say, "Pretty, please forgive me."
Bet it hurts, it gets worse, you know nobody, said it would be fair
Oh yeah

Turns out that no one can replace me
I'm permanent, you can't erase me
I'll help you remember me
One more kiss is all it takes
I'll leave you with the memory
And the aftertaste

And now there's something in your way
'Cause you threw it all to waste
And you wonder if you could take back what you did that day and it hurts, 'cause...

Turns out that no one can replace me
I'm permanent, you can't erase me
I'll help you remember me
One more kiss is all it takes
I'll leave you with the memory
And the aftertaste

Truth is that no one can replace me
I'm permanent, you can't erase me
I'll help you remember me
One more kiss is all it takes
I'll leave you with the memory
And the aftertaste
And the aftertaste



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Air

[Shawn:]
Never thought that we would end up here,
Should've known it from the start
I know you mean it when you say you love me,
But we're trying way too hard

[Astrid:]
Used to think that we would last forever,
How could I've been so wrong
Never thought I'd be the one to say this,
But if our time has come I'm gone

[Both:]
You, you don't mean no harm
But you're stringin' me along and I don't have the time to spare
And I, I'm trying hard to breathe
But you're suffocating me, this time I'm coming up for air

Air [x12]

[Astrid:]
Always tryna put your two sense in
Then expecting me to change
Tried to fix me up but I'm not broken,
All you do is leave me stained

[Shawn:]
Told you not to tie me down too quickly,
Take it slow it's not a race
And you keep on tryna reel me in,
But all I really need is space

[Both:]
You, you don't mean no harm
But you're stringin' me along and I don't have the time to spare
And I, I'm trying hard to breathe
But you're suffocating me, this time I'm coming up for air

Air [x12]
Air [x12]

[Shawn:]
Trying to hold me down
But I'm surfacing
It's hard to let you go,
But I gotta leave

[Both:]
You, you don't mean no harm
But you're stringin' me along and I don't have the time to spare
And I, I'm trying hard to breathe
But you're suffocating me, I'm coming up for air

You, you don't mean no harm
But you're stringin' me along and I don't have the time to spare
And I, I'm trying hard to breath
But you're suffocating me, this time I'm coming up for air

Air [x12]
Air [x12]



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Crazy

Think I don't need a watch to tell the time
Think I don't need the sun to help me shine
Think I don't need a girl to be alright
Guess I didn't know

That I didn't need shoes on my feet
That I didn't need a bed to fall asleep
That I didn't need love to be complete
Guess I didn't know

That I just got this crazy feeling
I've been making someone wait for me, for me

You're all I think about when I'm awake
Part of every night and every day
And everything's a mess when you're away
Now I know

All of this is getting really old
I'm having trouble sleeping on my own
Feeling like a house but not a home
I want you to know

That I just got this crazy feeling
I've been making someone wait for me, for me

Guess I need a watch to tell the time
Guess I need the sun to help me shine
And I really need you in my life
Now I know

That you give me this crazy feeling
And you won't have to wait no more for me, for me
And I just got this crazy feeling
I've been making someone wait for me



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A Little Too Much

She would not show that she was afraid,
But being and feeling alone was too much to face,
Though everyone said that she was so strong,
What they didn't know is that she could barely carry on,

But she knew that she would be okay,
So she didn't let it get in her way,

Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don't have to be afraid, because we're all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much,

She would always tell herself she could do this
She would use no help it would be just fine
But when it got hard she would lose her focus
So take my hand and we'll be alright

And she knew that she would be okay,
So she didn't let it get in her way,

Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don't have to be afraid, because we're all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much, yeah.

A little too much, I said a little too much, oh.

Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don't have to be afraid, because we're all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much yeah!

Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don't have to be afraid, because we're all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much.



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This Is What It Takes

I watch your troubled eyes as you rest,
And I fall in love with every breath.
Wonder if those eyes are really shut,
And am I the one you're dreaming of?

'Cause underneath the darkness
There's a light that's trying so hard to be seen.
And I know this 'cause I've noticed
A little bit shining through the seams.

And if this is what it takes,
Then let me be the one to bear the pain.
Oh if this is what it takes
I'll break down these walls that are in our way,
If this is what it takes.

You keep on telling me I'm wasting time,
But to call it wasting time oh that's a crime.
And you think it's crazy what I'm trying to do.
Well baby, I'm a fool for you.

'Cause underneath the darkness
There's a light that's trying so hard to be seen.
And I know this 'cause I've noticed
A little bit shining through the seams.

And if this is what it takes,
Then let me be the one to bear the pain.
Oh if this is what it takes
I'll break down these walls that are in our way,

'Cause if you don't understand yet
Then I'll never let you forget
That you don't have to do this on your own.

I'll be your shoulder to lean on.
I'll be your right when you feel wrong.
So come on, take my hand, we're moving on.

And if this is what it takes,
Then let me be the one to bear the pain.
Oh and if this is what it takes,
Then I'll break down these walls,
These walls that are in our way.
If this is what it takes.



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Bring It Back

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Takin it slow
Isn't easy if as far as you go
Is only half as far as you and I both know
Yeah

Comin out from above
A little something
And it's only because
I don't ever wanna see you in love
But I know

That you've been
Coming off strong lately
And I can feel that
You been thinking that maybe
You got a, another shot at me
Thinking possibly
Somehow, but not now

And it's been spinning around like a hurricane
And the sound of the thunder
That's beatin my head to the ground
But I
I know

That I can't go back,
To this,
To her,
To what we used to have

It's black and burns,
My God this is so sad
It'll only make things worse,
If we bring it back
Woah, yeah yeah, ohhhh

And I mean if you believe,
That there is something still between you and me
And baby honestly, yeah
You're not the one for me

And I can't go back,
To this,
To her,
To what we used to have.

It's black and burns,
My God this is so sad,
It'll only makes things worse,
(If we bring it back) [x4]

If we bring it,
Back.



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Imagination

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Oh, there she goes again,
Every morning it's the same
You walk on by my house
I wanna call out your name

I want to tell you how beautiful you are from where I'm standing
You got me thinking what we could be 'cause

I keep craving, craving, you don't know it but it's true
Can't get my mouth to say the words they want to say to you
This is typical of love
Can't wait anymore, I won't wait I need to tell you how I feel when I see us together forever

In my dreams you're with me
We'll be everything I want us to be
And from there, who knows, maybe this will be the night that we kiss for the first time
Or is that just me and my imagination

We walk, we laugh, we spend our time walking by the ocean side
Our hands are gently intertwined
A feeling I just can't describe
All this time we spent alone, thinking we could not belong to something so damn beautiful
So damn beautiful

I keep craving, craving, you don't know it, but it's true
Can't get my mouth to say the words they want to say to you
This is typical of love
Can't wait anymore, I won't wait I need to tell you how I feel when I see us together forever

In my dreams, you're with me
We'll be everything I want us to be
And from there, who knows, maybe this will be the night that we kiss for the first time
Or is that just me and my imagination

Imagination
Imagination
(Whoa, whoa, whoa...)

In my dreams, you're with me
We'll be everything I want us to be
And from there, who knows, maybe this will be the night that we kiss for the first time
Or is that just me and my imagination

I keep craving, craving, you don't know it, but it's true
Can't get my mouth to say the words they want to say to you



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The Weight

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

I wanna go back,
Forget that it's over
Paint it in black,
When you left me alone
I never knew,
She was sleeping next door with the kid I grew up with,
And I can't go back to her anymore, no

You tell me you were happier with him, you want me to stay
And you tell me that you needed time but you pushed me away
And when you try to take me back, my heavy heart just breaks
No, I can't lift the weight

Put you in the past,
Try to forget you 'cause it's over
And every time you ask
I'll pretend I'm okay
You're inside my head
In the middle of the night
When I don't feel right
I dream I can hold you,
And I can't go back to you anymore, yeah, yeah

You tell me you were happier with him, you want me to stay
And you tell me that you needed time but you pushed me away
And when you try to take me back, my heavy heart just breaks
But I can't lift the weight, and I can't lift the weight

And I can't lift the weight, no, I can't lift the weight
Yeah, you stand on my shoulders and my heart just breaks
And I can't lift the weight, no, I can't lift the weight
Yeah, you stand on my shoulders and my heart just breaks
And I can't lift the weight, no, I can't lift the weight
Yeah, you lower your standards and I raise the stakes
And I can't lift the weight, no, I can't lift the weight

Tell me you were happier with him, but you want me to stay
And you tell me that you needed time but you, you pushed me away
And when you try to take me back, my heavy heart just breaks
But I can't lift the weight, and I can't lift the weight

Tell me you were happier with him, but you want me to stay
You told me that you needed time but you, you pushed me away
And when you try to take me back, say someday you will change,
But I don't wanna wait



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Don't Want Your Love

(Target Bonus Track)

We run about a million miles an hour
And I do my best to try to do it in style
Haven't seen you in a while girl
Our love is on trial (you run wild, you run wild)
When I call you, you never wanna pick up
Cause everything that I do is never ever enough
You only like it when it rains
And when I'm stuck in the mud (you run wild, you run wild, yeah)

[Chorus:]
Don't want your love, want your love
But I just can't get enough
Don't want your love, want your love
But I just can't get enough
You mess me up, you lay me out on the floor
You mess me up, and still I come back for more
Don't want your love

I'm not asking for much, I'm just tryna be fair
This road we're on is going nowhere
If we keep on running like a couple of kids
Who just get lost in the woods and now they're losing their wits
I'm overcome with it, this is ridiculous
How every time we get together, you're the one I miss
I feel powerless and I don't want to split
You run wild, you run wild

[Chorus]

That's it it's now or never, I can't do this forever
Cause all this stormy weather's got me running wild
That's it it's now or never, I can't do this forever
Cause all this stormy weather's got me running wild

[Chorus x2]



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Lost

(Target Bonus Track)

I walk down the street and all I can see
Is people taking pictures of what they're 'bout to eat
Did you even notice the girl sitting across from you?
I sit in your room with nothing to do
Victim to the screen between me and you
Guess there's somebody else that you'd rather be talking to

Hold on, time out, help me

Cause right now I wanna get lost in this moment
Keep both my eyes open
Nothing to prove, let's keep this to ourselves
And yeah, disconnection has caught my attention
I don't wanna share this with anybody else
I wanna get lost, and I wanna get lost

We go out to shows but why do we go
If we're only gonna see it through the screen on our phones?
If we're all here together then why are we watching alone?
The world's so much bigger than posing for pictures
If all that we need's at the tips of our fingers
Then how did this happen that we all fell so out of touch?

Hold on, time out, help me

Cause right now I wanna get lost in this moment
Keep both my eyes open
Nothing to prove, let's keep this to ourselves
And yeah, disconnection has caught my attention
I don't wanna share this with anybody else
I wanna get lost

Tell me how it feels cause I know the hardest part
Is when you're holding something real, you can see it in the dark
I'll tell you how it feels and here's the hardest part
If you wanna reach for something real, you gotta see it in the dark

I wanna get lost in this moment
Keep both my eyes open
Nothing to prove, let's keep this to ourselves
And yeah, disconnection has caught my attention
I don't wanna share this with anybody else
[x2]

I wanna get lost, I wanna get lost, and I wanna get lost
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