The Hero Dies in This One

from So Long, Astoria by The Ataris

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"The Hero Dies in This One" - Lyrics: Kristopher Roe
Music: Mike Davenport / Kristopher Roe / John Collura / Chris Knapp

As I leave here today
Apartment 108
I'll always keep you in my heart.
Anderson is cold tonight,
The leaves are scattered on the ground.
I miss the seasons and the comfort of your smile.

Sometimes this all feels like a dream,
I'm waiting for someone just to wake me up from this life.
As I look out at these fairgrounds,
I remember how our family split apart.

I don't think I ever told you,
but I know you always did your best
and the hard times only made us stronger.

As I sit here all alone,
I wonder how I'm supposed to carry on
when you're gone.

I'll never be the same without you,
I love you more than you will ever know.
So maybe now you'll finally know.
Sometimes we're helpless and alone,
but you can't let it keep you weighted down.
You must go on.

Do you ever feel like crying?
Do you ever feel like giving up?
I raise my hands up towards the sky,
I say this prayer for you tonight,
because nothing is impossible.

*The hardest part isn't finding what we need to be,
it's being content with who we are.

Stay who you are.

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from So Long, Astoria, released March 5, 2003

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