Ada Lea – backyard Lyrics

There is something to be said
About growing up in the neighbourhood
And then staying in that neighbourhood
Even when you finally could leave and explore other places near or far
But you chose to stay in the place you grew up

When I told you we could touch the stars and map the world in my backyard
Your eyes lit up like something sparked a memory
Spooky stuff like prick your hand and make a bet
And then we can interweave our magic together

And the blood dripping from the heart of our palms
You said the stars couldn’t leave our backyards for as long as we’d ask them to stay
And they stayed and they stayed

There is something to be said
About how we neglect
The things that are right in front of us every moment
For the promise of something better
Far away
Is more about imagination than of escape

We ran upstairs cut our hair lighting candles
Singing prayers
Making up a call to hail Mary
The gate that separates the gardens hardened as the years drove on
Making it impossible to open

With the blood dripping from the heart of our palms
You said the stars couldn’t leave our backyards for as long as we’d ask them to stay
And they stayed and they stayed
Stars wouldn’t leave our backyards for as long as we’d ask them to stay
And they stayed and they stayed