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People change, over the course of a romantic relationship. Sometimes they grow and change together, and sometimes they grow and change apart. "The Person" is about the latter.


The Person

I'm sorry I'm not the person I used to be.
I wish I were but I'm not and I'm trying to bring, them back
I wish I could just go back to being that confident person.
Maybe that never was me, was it all an act.

And I know you're frustrated with my restraint and I'm sorry that I can’t be better
At meeting your needs oh I know I can’t please you I'm terrified to see, that

Maybe we're just not meant to be. I love you so much but I can't see
A way that this works out, A way to get back what we had
Because ultimately, I'm not the person, the person you need me to be

I'm sorry I'm not the person I thought I was
When we first got together, I told you you'd be my primary one.
But that didn't feel right, and I told you as much and we said we would make it work
And now you are needing that more everyday and I feel like I'm a big jerk
I'm holding you back, and

And I wanted to be that person for you, and I wanted try and see it through
Sometimes it's better to give up and call it draw
But that doesn't change the heartbreak when you fall


from Can't Fall Asleep, released November 16, 2018
Songwriter: Tess Raunig
Producer: Jason Champion
Associate Producer: Tess Raunig
Lead vocals: Tess Raunig
Background vocals: Linus Ember
Lead guitar: Linus Ember
Rhythm guitar: Jacqueline Hyde
Bass: Jason Champion


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