Lyrics

Citizen Soldier – ICU Lyrics

Citizen Soldier ICU Lyrics

You’ve been hurting in a million ways
No one else can see
‘Cause no one took ’em serious
Till the injuries

So you took it out of God’s hands and into yours
And threw up the prescription on the bathroom floor
You didn’t wanna hurt no more

I see you
Crying in a gown that’s blue
Screaming through a breathing tube
“How’d I get to this place?”
I see you
Wondering how you came unglued
Feeling like your whole life’s screwed
“Who could love me this way?”
You couldn’t hear a single word they said in that padded room
When every day all of your darkest thoughts kept on coming true
Lying in the ICU

You’ve been carving maps into your skin
To make the sickness show
A kind of suffering that’s never fit
A diagnostic code

So you pictured all the faces when they’d hear the news
Thought your body in a bag would be enough to prove
That this was real and not some sad excuse

I see you
Crying in a gown that’s blue
Screaming through a breathing tube
“How’d I get to this place?”
I see you
Wondering how you came unglued
Feeling like your whole life’s screwed
“Who could love me this way?”
You couldn’t hear a single word they said in that padded room (“Hey kid, are you okay?”)
When every day all of your darkest thoughts kept on coming true

I see you trying not to cry
Just wishing you had not survived
But don’t give up, give it a little time
Some day you’ll see that you were worth this fight
I see you wide awake all night
A million prayers, not even one reply
But don’t give up ’cause there’s another side
And you still have a lot of songs to write

I see you
Crying in a gown that’s blue
Screaming through a breathing tube
“How’d I get to this place?”
I see you
Wondering how you came unglued
Feeling like your whole life’s screwed
“Who could love me this way?”
You couldn’t hear a single word they said in that padded room
When every day all of your darkest thoughts kept on coming true
Lying in the ICU