the summer crawled by indetectably.
and then i saw you looking down to me.
and your earrings sparkled in the noon-day sun,
and though it's very true that i love everyone,
with every ounce of energy left in me,
i love you especially because

i saw you, coming through
the screen door on the second floor,
up on the balcony.

it was hard to even see you at all,
because the air was thick with alcohol
so i kept on rubbing my eyes,
for all the good it did me,
for all the immeasurable good it did me,
let the years come and take away my memory,
i will not forget the shock that ran through me when,

i saw you, coming through
the screen door on the second floor,
up on the balcony.


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    General Commenti really enjoy how some of john darnielle's songs are so specific (possibly personal?) that there's not much to debate about, meaning-wise. and since this is another one of the alpha couple songs, there's so much more brought into thinking about it, it has history and it's a completely different song from no children, but they go together! genius! that man is a gawd-dang genius!
    twee!on November 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised by the lack of comments here and the views on youtube. This is an early song, a favorite of JD's and one of mine too. I think of this as maybe the origin song of the Alpha Couple; it's inclusion on Protein Source makes it hard to date. Anyone know what the first was? Favorite lyric which I sing to my 4 year old daughter who liked this song on first listen - I love you especially...
    pdaddyrockon July 08, 2012   Link

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