ANATHEMA LYRICS – “The Optimist”

album: “The Optimist” (2017)

1. 32.63N 117.14W
2. Leaving It Behind
3. Endless Ways
4. The Optimist
5. San Francisco
6. Springfield
7. Ghosts
8. Can’t Let Go
9. Close Your Eyes
10. Wildfires
11. Back To The Start

1. 32.63N 117.14W

[Instrumental]

[Sound of water and heavy breathing]
[Person enters car and starts engine]

“Of this weather system… the Bay Area will experience minor flooding…”

2. Leaving It Behind

Tonight, let go
Let go of everything
Inside
‘Cause I said so
We’ll make everything inside all right

‘Cause I … I’m leaving it behind
Stop feeling dead inside tonight
‘Cause I … am leaving it behind
Start feeling satisfied inside

The lies they know
They know every little thing inside
But I said no
And I’ll make everything inside all right
‘Cause I … I’m leaving it behind
Stop feeling dead inside

Tonight
‘Cause I … am leaving it behind
Start feeling satisfied
Inside

Tonight let go
Let go of everything inside
‘Cause I said so
We’ll make everything inside all right
‘Cause I … I’m leaving it behind
Stop feeling dead inside
Tonight

‘Cause I … I’m leaving it behind
Start feeling satisfied
Inside

3. Endless Ways

Hold on, hold on
For dear life
And run, and run
All night
For you are loved in endless ways

Stay with me
Please believe
I can be your memory

My world will never be the same
And my heart is never going to break
For you are loved in endless ways
Are loved in endless ways

Hold on, hold on
For dear life
And run, and run
All night
For you are loved in endless ways
Are loved in endless ways

There’s no way of knowing
What will be waiting
There’s no way of knowing
The dream I’m creating
There’s no way of knowing

The dream I’m creating
[10x]

4. The Optimist

Drive at night in the slow lane
Rabbit in the headlights
Run away, run away
(I know, I know, I know, I know)
The great escape in the slow lane
Before it’s too late to
Run away, run away
(I know, I know, I know, I know)

The life we left behind
Sleeping all our lives
The life we left behind
Dreaming all our lives

In moonlight
We ride on heart’s design
I won’t let go of you and I
Run for our lives
Don’t look behind

5. San Francisco

[Instrumental]

6. Springfield

How did I get here?
I don’t belong here

How did I get here?
I don’t belong here

7. Ghosts

You
I saw you
Yes, you
Saw you …

Trick of the light
Stop for the night
Tired and confused
Saw you
Saw you …

Slow down
Slow down
Please …
Slow down

Trick of the light
Stop for the night
Tired and confused
Reminded of you

Trick of the light
Star from the night
Tired and confused

Saw you [3x]

I saw you

8. Can’t Let Go

On and on [3x]
I can’t let go on and on I can’t let go

If you are not there
Coming down this road again
If you are love, where are you
Coming down and down again
‘Cause I can’t let go on and on can’t let go on and on

If you are not there
Coming down this road again
If you are love then where are you
Coming down and down again
If you are love then where are you

Something wrong is wrong again
I can’t let go on and on I just can’t let go

9. Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes, sleep tonight
And dream on, just dream on
Through dark roads
Through dark roads
For you and I, yes you and I
Which way to go?

All that you need is inside
And all that you need is inside
And what do you see when you turn out the lights?

It’s OK, it’s OK, it’s just a dream, go back to sleep.

10. Wildfires

Wild fires [4x]
The eye in the sky
The eye in the sky
The who the when the why
Who am I?
Wild fires [4x]
The eye in the sky
The eye in the sky
The who the when the why
Who am I?
The eye in the sky
The eye in the sky
Who am I?
Who am I?
Turn away
It’s too late, it’s too late, too late
It’s too late, too late, too late, too late
Too late, too late, too late
Too late …

11. Back To The Start

You don’t understand
We don’t understand [3x]
All I need is you
I just know all I need is you

‘Cause they don’t understand
‘Cause they don’t talk for me
There ain’t no master plan
I came in to make peace
The more we’re made to suffer
The more we’re made to care
And all the time in the world
Gonna wish until it hurts
‘Cause they don’t understand

And all I need is you
But you believe it’s true
And all I need is you
But you believe it’s true
It’s impossible
Unbelievable
Do you see it now?
Do you see it now?
And our lives comin’ back to the start

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