Settle Down Instead

You’ve been chasing ghosts, yeah you’ve been tracking down old friends
But you won’t recognize who you find instead
They won’t be raising hell again

You’ve been selling records that you grew up worshipping
You had to make ends meet, and now you miss the sound
‘Cus there is no one else around

That might terrify you to death
And that might send you right back to bed
You might wonder about all this loneliness
Or you might settle down instead

You’ve been having dreams about the town you grew up in
But all your exes left and some have changed their names
And only strangers now remain

So you’ll keep flipping photographs to resurrect the past
But you’ll find all of that is best kept in the ground
There is no one else around

That might terrify you to death
And that might send you right back to bed
You might wonder about all this emptiness
Or you might settle down instead

If you’re looking for me, I’m older now
I can’t be who I used to be
But I know there’s life in these bones of mine
Like a child with eager eyes and a heart that’s open wide

There is no one else alive

That might terrify you to death
And that might send you right back to bed
You might wonder about all this righteousness
Or you might settle down instead