Wake up all the birds of prey
Dig your tools out from the clay
Seal the exits of your room
Watch the cactus flowers bloom

Send my regards to the boys down on the corner (x2)

Build a house from sticks and mud
Listen to the poison singing in your blood
Fill yourself a (?) to drink
Carve your initials in the bathroom sink

Send my regards to the boys down on the corner (x2)

The city of Norwalk in my dreams
Rises like Atlantis from a watery grave
Burn the things you have to burn
Save all the people you're supposed to save

Send my belongings to the drop box in Tijuana
Send my regards to the boys down on the corner


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    General CommentOne thing I really enjoy about this song is how nebulous the City of Norwalk reference is. There is a Norwalk, Ohio, Norwalk, CT, and Norwalk, CA. Taken logically, Darnielle's Norwalk is likely his native California. However I'd like to think that the Atlantian reference is more tailor-fit for the entire US to appreciate. Each Norwalk is close to its nearest body of water, accounting for its rising therefrom, be it the Atlantic (CT), Pacific (CA), or Lake Eerie (OH). This can be appreciated by east coasters, west coasters, and central-dwellers of the US.
    mindsaleon June 21, 2006   Link

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