Fort Minor Slip Out The Back Lyrics


You know me, I used to get caught up in everyday life

Tried to make it through my day so I could sleep at night

Tried to figure out my way through the maze

Of rights and wrongs, but like you used to say

Nothing feels like it’s really worth it

Forget perfect, I’m trying not to be worthless

Since I last saw you I been looking for a purpose

Well I met this kid who thought like I did

He had a weird way of looking at it

This is what he said

Slip out the back before they know you were there

And at the worst you’ll see nobody cares

Cos you don’t wanna be around when it all goes down

Even heroes know when to be scared

Slip out the back before they know you were there

And at the worst you’ll see nobody cares

Cos you don’t wanna be around when it all goes down

Even heroes know when to be scared

I don’t remember where I met him or remember his name

But he walked funny like he was just too big for his frame

Just over five foot but he weighed a buck fifty

And what he said just seemed so right it stuck with me

Listen its like poker you can play your best

But you got to know when to fold your cards and take a rest

And know when to hold your cards and hold your breath

And hope that nobody else is stacking the deck because

I don’t need to tell you that life isn’t fair, it doesn’t care

It arbitrarily cuts off your air, and like you I want someone to say its OKAY

But in the truest parts of our hearts everybody’s afraid

But just underappreciated and overwhelmed

Fighting so hard to hide our fear that were scaring ourselves

You understand when I’m saying that you always did

But its different in the words of a cowardly kid

Slip out the back before they know you were there

And at the worst you’ll see nobody cares

Cos you don’t wanna be around when it all goes down

Even heroes know when to be scared

Slip out the back before they know you were there

And at the worst you’ll see nobody cares

Cos you don’t wanna be around when it all goes down

Even heroes know when to be scared

I’m no hero, you remember how I was, you know

All I ever did was worry, feeling out of control

To the point where everything was going end over end

I’m spinning around in circles again

This is where you come in

All of this to explain to you why

I had to separate myself away from yesterday’s life

Please remember this isn’t how I hoped it would be

But I had to protect you from me

Thats why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there

I know you felt unprepared

But every single time I was around I just bring you down

And I could tell that it was time to be scared

Thats why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there

And I know the way I left wasn’t fair

I didn’t want to be around just to bring you down

I’m not a hero but don’t think I didn’t care