Watch the wind blow your cigarette smoke
Through my window and out to the sky
This message sent, drilled into your heart
But now the ink will fade
Before the night is through, my dear

Where were you when the cracks were forming?
Where were you when it all caved in?
You were sleeping safe that morning
Holding insecurities that burrowed underneath your skin
And fade away

All alone - another twisted moment's gone
That will never pass this way again
And through it all I thought there'd be some shred of hope
But faith, I've found, will do you in
And all the words that build into
A bridge of love between me and you
Will stumble, crack, and fail to fly
And now, my only one, where have you gone?
Are you another heart that I must sing goodbye, my dear?

Where were you when the cracks were forming?
Where were you when it all caved in?
You were sleeping safe that morning
Holding insecurities that burrowed underneath your skin
And fade away


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    General CommentDamn this song is good.

    where were you when the cracks were forming
    where were you when it all caved in
    you were sleeping safe that morning
    holding insecurities that burrowed underneath your skin
    DubC4Lifeon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is good.
    i love the phrasing
    fsharpflatmajoron August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. its very nice to listen to.

    sounds distinctly different from other neutral milk songs, sounds a lot more like an olivia tremor control song to me.
    and im pretty sure jeff isnt singing in this song, it doesnt sound like him at least.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm 99.99999999% sure the vocals are Jeff due to the accent, Jackie. He's singing in a lower registry and singing more delicately but the early songs (all of the demo tracks, atleast) seem to have been a lot more melodic than "Aeroplane." Then, even "On Avery Island" was much more mellow than "Aeroplane"s manic, loquacious brilliance. .
    Either way, this song is very surprising and beautiful. I think the themes are more self-explanatory than are the themes in the majority of his songs. To me, it hearkens to disenchantment and recognition of the ephemeral nature of relationships.
    original_andion January 31, 2008   Link

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