I Don’t Miss the Speed – lyrics

Fall finds us faster in this town
And I’ve got orange in my eyes
Watching fields turn to brown
And then it’s gone in a second
When the snow comes down
No surprise

I could spend all night
Driving down the 5
I would meet you in the morning
With my battlecry

Tell me to stay
I don’t miss the speed
It’s not the same
But it’s the one thing that I need
I’d be content to just
Repeat this calm surrender
This welcome defeat

I learned all about you when the city lost its power
But now how can I compete
With all the beams of red and green
How do we keep the streets so neat
When we live beside a tower
And we’re all so concerned with staying clean

Tell me to stay
I don’t miss the speed
It’s not the same
But it’s the one thing that I need
I’d be content to just
Repeat this calm surrender
This welcome defeat

What do you mean
I came too late
The more there is to make up
The longer that we wait
The neighbours move away

But I want to stay
I don’t miss the speed
I know it’ll never be the same
But it’s the one thing that I need
Tell me to stay
I don’t miss the speed
It’s not the same
But it’s the one thing that I need
I’d be content to just
Repeat this calm surrender
This welcome defeat