I’ve been faking it so long the lies look like stars to me
I wish they were, I wish you were right here with me
I wish the tides would settle on the beaches of my mind
So I could see the light of my stars cast in reverse
Maybe then I could fathom why anyone would do this,
Why anyone would bottle everything neatly inside
When I look in my glass I see not a ship but a message
A desperate call for help, oh if only you were my port
But I look through my glass again and I see only my stars
None of them pointing north but all of them harsh,
Heavier even than the breeze of the ocean,
And in their light I lose my way again.
The world keeps spinning like my fuel keeps burning;
My mind’s racing because I can’t stand facing the truth:
I can’t do this without you.
I’m a thousand miles up coming in for touchdown
But I’m going way too fast and I realize I’m not living.
I can’t do this without you
Houston, please take my hand and look me in the eyes,
Just smile for me, don’t lie and say it’ll be all right;
I wouldn’t be able to hear you anyway.
So just look at me like you used to,
When the world was new to us—
When there was magic in our hearts
And we didn’t have to look to the stars for hope.