Well Little Dawn walks on,
And she thinks she don't belong under the starry heights
So take a sigh as long as the war's been going on in your heart tonight
And if you want to make that light, go on and swim across the ocean
And if you want to make it right, go on and put your plan in motion
The gap is only as wide as the hollow of the sky between you, my dear
And the truth, absolute,
Adding naught more profound to it than that you are here
And if you want to keep it bright, well you might have to burn a candle
And if you want to keep it tight, well you might have to learn to handle
But on the days and nights you try to breathe
And you can't believe you still walk the streets
Stretch out your weary hand to me - it's alright
And if you're not content to just believe
And if you don't consent to just let it be
Stretch out your legs and dance with me all night, tonight
It's alright


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"Little Dawn" as written by Theodore F Leo

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    General Commenthaving "it's alright" said to you for a good 2 minutes is comfort on my mind
    better halfon November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite ted leo song

    one note, though: i am 100% certain the correct lyrics are

    but on the days and nights *it's hard* to breathe

    not

    but on the days and nights you try to breathe
    libbson June 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe i just found out about ted leo's awesomeness. this song makes me do a little jig.
    tsucolon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with better half, wholeheartedly.
    This song makes me feel nice.
    do i run rare?on December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed. the "it's alright" is very comforting.
    pikachu1559on January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlive and let live, ted leo has a very good perspective on life. alot of his songs express it, this one, first to finish and last to satrat and biomusicology does as well. its
    good stuff.
    wilcokidon February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti tried counting the "it's alright"s and i got 149... i could have missed one

    seriously though it should say "It's alright (x150)", haha
    LittleUnicornBoyon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a bitchin song live...
    BrockSteelon February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavorite song on the album
    steel_soundon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've made it a point to listen to this masterpiece at least once a day...to lift my spirits and give me my daily Ted Leo fix! I'm feinding even as I listen to it. I also must comment on the "it's alright"...sing along to it...it makes all the bad in the world literally disappear for two minutes of your life...SO glorious!
    prilla1206on May 10, 2005   Link

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