in this crumbling state around us, you're the only one i want to hold
think we can manage that today, god knows we won't make it to when we're old

the water's rushing in, wish i knew exactly what i want to say
what i know is that i'd give anything to see you on the subway
we're getting way too old to do this silly chasing game that we play
i'd give the world to see and talk to you in a taxi heading to the plane

in this crumbling state around us, you're the only one i want to hold
think we can manage that today, god knows we won't make it to when we're old
let's both give it all up in a second just to see each other standing on a train
i think we've got a little less than a decade; i know what they say, but it feels too late

i'll hold your head close to my chest—
you can listen to me breathing, slow and forced, the world receding
we couldn't make it to the moon, even if we wanted to
i think that ship set sail long ago
that's what everyone's been told
so we'll grab a raft and paddle 'til our arms break

in this crumbling state around us, you're the only one i want to hold
think we can manage that today, god knows we won't make it to when we're old
let's both give it all up in a second just to see each other standing on a train
i think we've got a little less than a decade; i know what they say, but it feels too late

wake up the same every day, pulling the coat over your face
tell a man he's fine cause he'll never run out of time
paddle til our arms break
paddle til our arms break

in this crumbling state around us, you're the only one i want to hold
think we can manage that today, god knows we won't make it to when we're old
let's both give it all up in a second just to see each other standing on a train
i think we've got a little less than a decade; i know what they say, but it feels too late