more than words: Come back to what you know, Embrace

Danny McNamara is about to put the finishing touches to “Self Attack Mechanism”, a song about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), something he suffered from between the ages of 19 and 22 years: “It’s taken 20 yrs to pluck up the courage, hopefully it might help someone”.

You know Danny, we think it just might.  If you didn’t see this post doing the rounds on Twitter and in the music world yesterday, then make it the thing you read today: CLICK HERE.  

Unfortunately we don’t have the lyrics to ”Self Attack Mechanism”, only Danny has those. So in homage to him and his post, we’re posting an old favourite. 

Come back to what you know,

Take everything, real slow,
I wanna lose you but I can’t,
Let you go.
Before you interfere,
Let me make it loud and clear,
That you got no more to prove.
I’m the fool.
So take it easy, on yourself,
There’s nothing new about, declaring how you felt.
I’ll never let you down,
Or ever feel the way that I’ve been fearing now.
Coming back to what you know won’t mean a thing.
Everything that you’ve done keeps you from me.
Now I know that I need more time,
Come back and let me see your right.
I’m coming back to what you know,
Cos I know that I need it now it’s gone.
Now I know that I need more time,
Come back and let me see your right.
So hang on to what you’ve got,
Keep it safe.
Hang on to what you’ve got,
Keep it safe from harm.
You’ll find.
There’s nothing new that we can’t leave behind.
Come back to what you know,
Take everything, real slow,
I wanna lose you but I got,
Far too high.
To let go,
Now the demon in me knows,
What I knew so long ago.
Coming back to what you know won’t mean a thing.
Everything that you’ve done keeps you from me.
Now I know that I need more time,
Come back and let me see your right.
I’m coming back to what you know,
Cos I know that I need it now it’s gone.
Now I know that I need more time,
Come back and let me see your right.
So hang on to what you’ve got,
Keep it safe.
Hang on to what you’ve got,
Keep it safe from harm.
We got time.
We got time.
Coming back to what you know won’t mean a thing.
Everything that you’ve done keeps you from me.
Now I know that I need more time,
Come back and let me see your right.
I’m coming back to what you know,
Cos I know that I need it now it’s gone.
Now I know that I need more time,
Come back and let me see your right.
Come back to what you know,
Take everything, real slow,
I tried to lose you,
But I got, far too close.

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