Ross Durand - Why Can't I?

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When I was a kid I used to have this dream
Something chasin’ me, I’d try to scream and I’d open my mouth
But nothing would come out
Never really knew what the chase was all about
And I’d try to run but my legs were like lead
And you were always there, you would fly over head
To get away
Like you were flyin’ every day
But I was stuck to the ground, the monsters would drag me down
And I always wondered
If you can fly - why can’t I?

Coulda been a giant, coulda been a ghost
Didn’t matter much the thing that hurt me most was that you got away
And I was left behind
And I’d wake up in a sweat - pretty scarey for a child’s mind
All I wanted to know was
And If you can fly - why can’t I?

And now I’m older, but the demons still haunt me
And I still can’t scream and your flying still taunts me
And I’m stuck to the ground, still draggin’ me down
And if you can fly - Why can’t I?

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from SpinTunes #4: Round 1, released January 31, 2012

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