Passenger - Year on Year, Day by Day (Patchwork Version) lyrics

[Verse 1]
Well is life just a walk up a steep hill?
You get to the top and then it's all downhill
Spinning 'round like the arms of a windmill
And you never slow down

And is love just a foolish emotion?
A Hollywood dream, just a childish notion
Plenty of fish but I am miles from the ocean
For I'm scared that I'll drown

[Chorus]
I always thought that I would see it coming
Like a train rolling down the line
I never dreamed that I would end up running
Away from myself and out of time
Hey, hey, hey I feel it slipping away
Year on year
Day by day

[Verse 2]
And how do you know when it's really crunch time?
You could choke on a fortune cookie one unfortunate lunchtime
And I fear death is just the final punch line
Of this comedy show
So make them laugh before you go

[Chorus 2]
I always thought that I would feel it coming
Like a storm in a summer sky
I thought I'd hear the marching band drumming
Thought I'd see the fireworks reflect in her eyes, oh
Hey, hey, hey I feel it slipping away
Year on year
Day by day

[Bridge]
Well, love can drag you under
And it can feel so frightening
Love can steal your thunder
And strike you down with lightening
And at the end of it you'll say

[Chorus 3]
I always thought that I would see it land
And the hairs on the back of my neck would stand
But there's no fireworks or marching band
Just a letter from the queen if you live longer than planned oh
Hey, hey, hey I feel it slipping away
Year on year
Day by day

[Outro]
Year on year
Day by day