Quit The Game

The streets are strangely quiet

And it's giving me time to think

If I lost the one who hurt me

Did I really lose anything?

 

I was as honest as I could be

But she didn't hear a word

Cause when you look for lies in honesty

The truth just can't be heard

 

It probably broke her heart that it didn't break mine

When she packed her bags and told me goodbye

But I can't keep waiting on some darkened spark to fly

At some point, you just gotta quit the game

 

I started to sense a disconnection

And our words started meaning different things

While my eyes turned to the future

Her eyes were stuck on me

 

So I was trapped there in a corner

I couldn't reach the bar she set to high

And every passing ship bore disappointment

Regardless of how much that I would try

 

So maybe that's why I tried to conceal myself

Maybe that's why I escaped her gaze

Not because I ever wanted to hurt her

But that I didn't know another way

 

It probably broke her heart that it didn't break mine

When she packed her bags and told me goodbye

And it's not that I am blinded by my hardened heart or pride

I just can't stand to be the cause of someone's pain

 

So I stand here in the quiet

Feeling some regret and some relief

Knowing that there's no more expectation

With which I have to wrestle and compete

 

I think that we were never meant to be lovers

That's a stance I always tried to defend

I think that you were meant to be my lesson

That before someone can break, they have to bend

 

It probably broke her heart that it didn't break mine

When she packed her bags and told me goodbye

But she can't keep waiting on some bandage I can't provide

At some point, you just gotta quit the game

At some point, you just gotta quit the game