Ethan Gruska – The Valley Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’m driving through the valley
My whole childhood was here
Early memories of my family
Mom and Dad were still together for the first couple of years

[Verse 2]
I remember it just barely
I never really cared and I still don’t, to tell the truth
But if childhood defines you
Can it ever be behind you?

[Verse 3]
At the house at the end of the alley
My first love, she lived in there
That’s where I kept disappearing
She was all I cared about for two and a half years

[Verse 4]
Now I remember her so vaguely
I know I broke her heart
But she broke mine equally, too
If it’s heartbreak that defines me
Can it ever be behind me?

And the years go by
Like a close race headed for the finish line
Looking back in the rearview mirror
Holding on for dear life
Like how I’m laying in bed
Looking into the eyes of my future wife

Thinking it’s family that defines me
I can’t help if they remind me
Of the fear that can be blinding
That history repeats itself in me