The Fray — I Can Barely Say lyrics

[Verse 1]
I said I told you everything, but I left something out
Underneath the stairwell.
That I'm under lock and key, but you can probably tell
A powder keg in prison cell

[Pre-Chorus]
I wanna return but all you do is turn to leave
If I can find my way home, will you take hold of me

[Chorus]
I've been gone so long
I can barely say
All I know is now I want to stay
Has it been too long since I went away?
Cause I'm trying to find the words, but I can barely say

[Verse 2]
Well I use to be the sun
Waiting silently but they barely noticed me
But I've been talking in my sleep
When anybody sees they turn and run from me

[Pre-Chorus]
I want to return but all you do is turn to leave
If I can find my way home will you take hold of me?

[Chorus]
Cause I've been going so long
I can barely say
All I know is I want to stay
Has it been too long since I went away?
Cause I'm trying to find the words but I can barley say

[Bridge]
I wanted to run
I wanted to love and be loved in return
But will I ever get back, do I know too much to return.

[Chorus]
I've been gone so long, I can barely say
All I know is now I wanna stay
Has it been too long since I went away
Cause I'm trying to find the words but I can barely say.
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Songwriters: SLADE, ISAAC / KING, JOSEPH
I Can Barely Say lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC