"Locusts" as written by Glen Hansard, Colm Macconiomaire, Joseph Doyle, and Robert Bochnik....
Don't go outside tonight
The locusts fill the sky
And the devil's work is never done
And the gypsy curse you wore
Can't hurt us anymore
As we raise our glasses to our mouths
And it's all for one

And the bells that rang in hope
Are still swinging from the ropes
We thought we'd one day perish on
And the tune you never wrote
And the words you never spoke
Have gathered up and need a song

I'm moving off, I'm packing up
I'm willing to be wrong..

Now your giving up the ghost
To the one who meant the most
And one day when she least expects she'll know
And the words you never spoke
And the tune you never wrote
Won't write itself or wait for evermore

I'm moving off, I'm packing up
I'm willing to be wrong..

Lyrics submitted by Contristo

"Locusts" as written by Glen Hansard Colm Macconiomaire

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General CommentI *think* this is also about his friend Mic Christopher... who was his best friend when he was younger, and who died after falling down a flight of stairs.

    *sniff* This song makes me a bit teary...
    Beruthielon June 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGlen always says this song is about, and for, his best friend Mic Christopher.
    niteflite01on December 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoooh, im commenting on a song! I can't figure just what this is really refering to, perhaps someone a little more knowledgable could enlighten me??? It's a great song, like hypnosis for your ears... i love the lyrics and wish to know more...
    btw, Ireland rox, says the irish girl.
    cloudgazeron September 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song off of Burn The Maps. I think its about a guy who is overlooked by a girl who he wants to be with and knows that some day she will look back and realize what she missed.
    tin14manon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok thats just sad. this song always had a sad feel to it, now its just depressing. yet still so so beautiful and my favorite on Burn the Maps.

    oh and cloudgazer, Ireland rocks, says the American girl.
    RubyFallson March 31, 2007   Link

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