Faust, Midas, and Myself Lyrics by Switchfoot


Switchfoot Lyrics

Faust, Midas, and Myself Lyrics
This one's about a dream
I had last night
How an old man tracked me home
And stepped inside
Put his foot inside the door
And gave a crooked smile

Something in his eyes
Something in his laugh
Something in his voice
That made my skin crawl off

IHe said, ‽I've seen you here before
I know your name
How you could have your pick?
Of pretty things”

You could have it all
Everything at once
Everything you've seen
Everything you'll need
Everything you've ever had in fantasies

You've one life
You've one life
You've one life left to lead

You've one life
You've one life
You've one life left to lead

I woke up from my dream
As a golden man
With the girl I've never seen
With golden skin
I jump up to my feet
And she asked me what was wrong

I began to scream
I don't think this is me
Is this just a dream
Or really happening?

You've one life
You've one life
You've one life left to lead

You've one life
You've one life
You've one life left to lead

What direction?
What direction?
I'm spinning up
I'm spinning up
This is my personal disaffection

What direction?
What direction?
What direction now?

I looked outside the glass
At golden shores
Of golden ships and masts
With golden cords

As my reflection passed
I hated what I saw
The golden eyes were dead
And a thought passed through my head
A heart that's made of gold
Can't really beat at all

I wanted to wake up again
I wanted to wake up again
Without a touch of gold
Without a touch of gold

What direction?
What direction?
What direction?
What direction?
What direction?
Life begins at the intersection

What direction?
What direction?
What direction now?

I woke up as before
But the gold was gone
My wife was at the door
With a night robe on

My heart beat once or twice
And life flooded my veins
Everything had changed
My lungs had found their voice
And what was once routine
Was now the perfect joy

You've one life
You've one life
You've one life left to lead

You've one life
You've one life
You've one life left to lead


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