"90-Mile Water Wall" as written by and Matthew Berninger Aaron Dessner....
Well I know that you know
That you've become the target of this hand
With never even asking
Well I know that you know
That you're the only thing that I can stand

So how could your hair
Have the nerve to dance around like that, blowing?
And how could the air
Have the nerve to blow your hair around like that?

I'm waiting for a ninety-mile water wall
To take me out of your view
I'm looking for a trap door trigger
To drop me out of your view

Yes I'm listening, I'm listening
I can tell that you are serious
Your looking for that hurt look around my mouth
The look of a steep fall
Yeah that's how Hersey put it

So you can make another claim
Well go ahead and make it
So you can make another claim
Well go ahead and make it

I'm just waiting for a ninety-mile water wall
To take me out of your view
I'm praying for a trap door trigger

I'm just waiting for a ninety-mile water wall
To take me out of your view
I'm praying for a trap door trigger

Yes I'm listening
I can tell you're serious


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"90-Mile Water Wall" as written by Matthew Berninger Aaron Dessner

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    General CommentThis may be the literary reference in the song, from John Hersey's My Petition for More Space: "It was not just my hurt look, it was not really a hurt look at all, it was the look of a steep fall: and she was seeing what was already, to her, at nineteen, an old, old sign, enabling her to make yet one more claim..." ISBN 0241891787. Thanks to books.google.com.
    Bob Steinon April 07, 2008   Link

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