Jimmy Eat World – Place Your Debts Lyrics

Jimmy Eat World – Place Your Debts Lyrics

Gentlemen place your debts
Payment in full
By future you
I think we can all agree
The ending is off to a great start

The present is soon replaced
In small increments
Attention fades
One or another way,
The house collects its mark

How do we keep making all the same mistakes?
We’d rather have the misery than growing pains.

I chose a mystery
Went there alone, intentionally
Had to forgive myself
Grieving imaginary loss

You’ll pay with the life not lived
Pay with each thought
Of what could have been
(But) nothing adds to the cost
Like missing the ride you’re on

How do we keep making all the same mistakes?
We’d rather have the misery than growing pains.

Gentlemen place your debts
I’d wish you good luck
But luck isn’t it
The driver and passenger
Don’t go the same place