Brad Paisley Pressing On A Bruise

You were a pain girl, a thorn in my side

Drove me insane girl, a white-knuckle ride

So why do I go lookin’ through old photographs

And chase you down the hallways of our checkered past

Hold on for dear life and keep the fire fed

I oughta let go but instead

It’s like I’m pressing on a bruise

To see if it still hurts

Right now that’s all I’ve got left of you

Everybody knows that just makes it worse

But still I do

I could start a new life, I could move on

I could do a drive by, and see if you’re home

Now there’s a fine, fine line between a memory

And something any shrink would call an injury

But it’s not over long as you’re still hurtin’ me

And as I turn onto your street

It’s like I’m pressing on a bruise

To see if it still hurts

Right now that’s all I’ve got left of you

Anybody knows that just makes it worse

But still I do

Still I do, still I do, still love you

But she’s the kind of girl puts your world on hold

Walk the halls and you check your phone

Gave up the ghost and the ghost keeps holdin’ on

And you run from the sun but you curse the rain

Lost the love so you nurse the pain

Goin’ on and on, singin’ that same song

But she’s gone

(I can’t let it alone)

And you get drunk on those glory days

(I can’t just let it heal)

With a broken heart and a bitter taste

(No, I can’t just let it go)

Well, you light it up as she burns you down

(I can’t just let it heal)

You’re smokin’ those memories to the ground

(Like I’m pressing on a bruise)

Yeah, that’s the thing about love and pain

They may look alike but they’re not the same

(No, I can’t just let it go)

You’ve got to let it go go go

(No, I can’t just let it heal)