I wanted to come visit you
Waiting in the springtime
When the leaves change
The ground outside is waiting for that
Newness that surrounds us
As we dance back through the screen door
In the sunlight of mid-April
But it's glow won't stop the smiles
That are spreading on our faces
As we fall down on the kitchen floor
And she is laughing about that she had heard earlier
And I can't help noticing that she is sitting closer to me
Than she ever has before


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  • +2
    General CommentOh, how pretty.

    he does spend an awful lot of time on floors though, doesn't he?
    CORPSErawron January 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentonly conor could paint such a vivid, beautiful picture with so few words. the last two lines say so much.
    RicePaperPrincesson July 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this goes with "A Perfect Sonnet."

    "But once you knew a girl
    And you named her "lover"
    Danced with her in kitchens
    Through the greenest summer..."

    So ladies, if you ever want to get a chance with Conor Oberst, just visit him while he's eating from a bowl of oranges in California during June. He'll most likely write a song about it.
    JohnKoon June 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti don't like when people seem to only like bright eyes because they think conor is hot. seriously, there's more to him than his looks.
    mandie1345on January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish i was that girl :(
    Kismeton August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWeird song, seems to stop laying what he planned to half-way thruogh and have a little jam session, but it's all good stuff, and the lovely lyrics and serene meldoy and acoustic guitar make this one a slightly under-rated one I think.
    Potassium_Nitrateon September 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthave i heard an odd version or can you just barely even hear and understand him? whatever... its still good!
    xTinkerBell138xon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an amazing song. This song gives a whole story in one single frame of thought, and does it so very beautifully. What would we do without Conor?
    TusseyTheTerribleon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwithout conor we would without a doubt cease to exists
    aperfectxsonneton March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchange "she" to he and you've my life story! this song is beautiful, like all of bright eyes' music

    i really admire conor for his work.
    atarisemokidon April 17, 2003   Link

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