A Year Ago (Lyrics)

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A year ago I met a girl, she taught me how to sing
we sang about the ending world, we sang about the free
I wonder where she is today, and though now I'm far away
A year has passed and still I wonder if that girl is safe
 
A year ago I met a man who said we'd lost our minds
he spoke about a better place where there was much more time
I wonder where he is today, I wonder if he's find
a year has passed and still that day is burned into my mind
 
A year ago I met a boy who taught me about my heart
that even in the darkest time a fire can be start
I wonder where he is today I hope he knows that I
think about him every time I drive alone at night
 
A year ago I met a girl who taught me how to sing
we sang about the ending world, we sang about the free
I wonder where she is today, and though now I'm far away
A year has passed and still I wonder if that girl is safe
 
A year ago I left the world, I didn't feel a thing
and now I drift alone up here and no one hears me sing
but know I know about the end and all there is to say
the best day of my life took place a year ago today

 

ABOUT A YEAR AGO:

This song almost didn't make it on the EP because I was embarrassed by its simplicity originally, but I came around to think of it as a sort of folk-y meditative ballad, which I feel like it's repetitiveness suits pretty well. The song is about the end of the world (or of your personal world), and about the propensity to always look backward and see how things were actually great at the time, even though you took them for granted while they happened. Songwriting for me often ends up being me basically sitting around thinking about dying and then trying to process it in these sad little songs. I think the one benefit of trying to process your own mortality is that it makes you very grateful for the relationships you have with people and helps you remember not to take them for granted.