The Archives – The Lyric Book “History”

Have you ever went on a vacation or a trip or an adventure to somewhere far away and met someone who you swore you knew your whole life? You fell for them hard but there was a timer on your time together? History is song about asking them to never forget you. Time will try and erode your memories of your short time together, but you ask them to promise to not let that happen.

 

History – Final Version

 

It seems only yesterday we stood
Inside our moonlight getaway
There we could stay forever young
And this was the beauty of that place
You will be leaving here at dawn
The train never comes a minute late
They’ll erase all the pictures we have drawn
And coax you to forget my face

Stay inside with me
Light a candle on the windowpane
So we can see
Burn our eulogy
Grab the pen and change the pages of
Our history

We talk about trying to kill the time
But time is slowly killing us
The next thing you know we’ve slipped away
Branches swept into the underbrush
One day a memory may be all we have
So lets hold our breath and hope what’s left will hold fast

Stay inside with me
Light a candle on the windowpane
So we can see
Burn our eulogy
Grab the pen and change the pages of
Our history

The clocks made it clear that soon as you are gone they’ll come for me
That’s just the way the rules have always been
But I’ve got a trick or two still up my sleeve
And I’ve got no intention of going quietly

Stay inside with me
Light a candle on the windowpane
So we can see
Burn our eulogy
Grab the pen and change the pages of
Our history