I lay on my back in the lake at night
In the summertime trying to remember
Every last second, every last breath that I spent with you
The yellow dotted line, reflected in your eyes
You scream as the crickets fly in the open window
Please don't cry, love

Come on babe, we both know that I'll stay
The Virgin Mary lives beside the highway
Let's go and see her today

We've both felt love before, even if we deny it
That familiar feeling of believing that we'll die without it
But we never do, well, not completely

Come on babe, we both know that I'll stay
The Virgin Mary lives beside the highway
Let's go and see her, let's ask her blessing today
Bless us
Bless us
Bless us


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    General CommentA lot of Arcade Fire songs seem to be on the topic of car wrecks, and of a freind/relative surviving or living with the loss of what's happened. Cold Wind springs to mind.
    UncyPeteon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeh except cold wind is NOTHING compared to this song

    WHY HAS NOONE COMMENTED HERE!!!

    This is one of my fav AF songs ever! It's just that whole AF magical effect... they can turn any song into a religious experience, and for me this one is up there with the rest
    higginston April 04, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI lay on my back in the lake at night
    In the summertime trying to remember
    Every last second, every last breath that I spent with you
    The yellow dotted line, reflected in your eyes
    You scream as the crickets fly in the open window
    Please don't cry, love

    Come on babe, we both know that I'll stay
    The Virgin Mary lives beside the highway
    Let's go and see her today

    We've both felt love before, even if we deny it
    That familiar feeling of believing that we'll die without it
    But we never do, well, not completely

    Come on babe, we both know that I'll stay
    The Virgin Mary lives beside the highway
    Let's go and see her, let's ask her blessing today
    Bless us
    Bless us
    Bless us

    You know I'm adrift without you
    C'mon
    You know I still feel it
    You know I'm adrift without you
    C'mon
    You know I still feel it
    shanasmithon April 03, 2010   Link

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