Look for a sign in a window
An ad in the paper, a job waiting tables
Tie on an apron for change in my pocket
Spend at the shops and study the docket
I can be honest, I can respond
Hold my own and take on what comes
Save it for later, be restrained
Make up my mind and then want to change it
Nights are long
They creep up upon us
Like a storm when nothing’s in order
These little thoughts they buzz like a train
Find my page and turn them again and again
I guess I got lost, I must’ve forgot it, it’s just been so hot
I make all my choices on coins I can toss
On coins for the washing, to slide in the slots
I can be honest, I can be strong
And wait for all those letters to come
Peel off the labels, check the dates
Order my days and then rearrange them
Nights are long
They creep up upon us
Like a storm when nothing’s in order
These little thoughts they buzz like a train
Lock the doors and wait for the sun to come up again


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    General CommentI think that this song is about a failed relationship, you can get by without thinking about the other person while you are busy through the day, but as soon as you slow down, usually at night, you start to think about them. the best line from it is
    Nights are long
    They creep up upon us
    Like a storm when nothing’s in order.
    To me this means that you get by through the day completely fine, not thinking about the other person, but when it gets dark the thoughts creep into your mind and you cant sleep so the night becomes a "long night" and nothing you think about makes sense because you werent intending to be thinking about it in the first place.
    slc7883on September 24, 2007   Link

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