Empathy in lyrics #2

Wait It Out – Imogen Heap
Where do we go from here?
How do we carry on?
I can’t get beyond these questions

Clambering for the scraps
In the shatter of us collapsed
That cuts me with every could-have-been

Pain on pain on play repeating
With the back-up makeshift life in waiting

Everybody says time heals everything
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in between
Are we just going to wait it out?

There’s nothing to see here now
Turning the sign around
We’re closed to the earth ’til further notice

A stumbling cliched case
Crumpled and puffy faced
Dead in the stare of a thousand miles

All I want, only one, street-level miracle
I’ll be an out and out, born again
From none more cynical

Everybody says time heals everything
Oh in the end
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in between
Are we just going to wait it out?

And sit here cold, we will be long gone by then
In lacklustre, in dust we layer on old magazines
Fluorescent lighting sets the scene
For all we could and should be being
In the one life that we’ve got

Everybody says that time heals everything
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in between
Are we just going to wait it out?

And sit here
Just going to wait it out
And sit here cold
Just going to sweat it out
Wait it out

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