"11:11" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
Woke up this morning a 11:11
Wasn't in Portland and I wasn't in heaven
Could have been either by the way I was feeling
But I was alive, I was alive
Woke up this morning at 11:11
John was half-naked and Lulu was crying
Over a baby that will never go crazy
But I was alive
And kicking through this cruel world
Holding a notion of you at 11:11
Tell me what else can I do
What else can I do?
Woke up this morning and something was burning
Realized that everything really does
Happen in Manhattan
Thoughts were of characters and afternoons lying
And you, you were alive
Oh the hours we are separate
11:11 is just precious time we've wasted
So patch up you bleeding hearts
And put away your posies
I'm gonna have a drink
Before we ring around the rosies with you

Lyrics submitted by merchantpierce

"11:11" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General Commentrufus is a god. the guitar at the beginning of this is so beautiful - i never realized it was such a sad song.
    "let the blind fight the blind..." wow.
    art_staron November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsome of these lyrics are wrong...
    beautifulchildon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment11:11 is in Kontantine too...cool
    call_it_a_dayon May 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentkontantine what?
    rufusworshipperon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song means friends and memories and waking up and talking to people. it means a dear friend of mine in maine. why is rufus so amazing? i don't know. but i'm sure this song is a testament to that.
    dameAudiophileon August 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwith or without you
    fcknhackon August 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUm, beautifulchild, what do you find incorrect about these lyrics? They match the album notes.
    Also, I've read in a few Rufus interviews that he wrote this song about 9/11.
    mkate5on August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRufus wrote the beginning part of this song before 9/11. he finished it afterwards, in the event's honor.
    Need1eInTheHayon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrufusworshipper, "Konstantine" by Something Corporate. imo one of the most amazing songs ever written.

    i was born in the 11th of november and those numbers have always been very special to me, and so is this song.
    ReOffenderon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a beautiful song. But I was surprised when I first saw the title, since 11:11 is also one of my favorite Andrew Bird songs and it's about something completely different.
    bodishmoshersonon May 16, 2007   Link

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