outside the rain is coming down
inside it's warm and dry
you'll never find a cab uptown
so why not stay the night?
why don't you call in sick tomorrow?
let's sleep the day away
I've got pyjamas you can borrow
let's take a holiday

you can't leave the village in the morning
when the radio writes poetry for avenue pi
you get tangled in the wheels of old queen river
and you can't find the breath to whisper goodbye

why don't you stay until the weekend?
it should clear up by then
as your resolve begins to weaken
we'll become such good friends
and you could stay until the summer
and we can sleep through spring
and I can telephone my drummer
and have her get your things

why don't you stay until we're old
and fall in love with life?
why don't you stay until we're ghosts?
we'll only seem to die...


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is kinda like The Magnetic Fields' version of "Baby It's Cold Outside." Like..the speaker is just saying anything to get the girl or guy to stay. It's cute. The speaker knows that if he/she can convince the person to stay (not just the night..just with them and in the relationship) that they'll end up really falling in love. The last line doesn't really tie into this little explanation, though...or maybe it does and I just don't see it.
    Anyway, this is a great song and it has a fun background to it.
    alto for lifeon September 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the ultimate morning after a one-night stand songs where the narrator is completely infatuated with the subject and knows that their 'window' with them is closing.

    the way stephin sings 'whisper goodbye' to fade is so haunting and moving.

    painfully, i first realised the power of this song after one such one-night encounter. how apt. totally captured how i felt. stephin merritt has a habit of doing that.

    i would really love an explanation for avenue pi and old queen river. i take it they have a particular meaning to 'village' new yorkers?
    thewahwahon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"telephone my drummer and have her get your things" is a wonderful little autobiographical detail that makes the song more powerful somehow.
    judahnielsenon November 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is badass!
    GrungyBeatleon July 23, 2010   Link

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