Come with me to a place that we don't know
Come with me, I just wanna say hello
If you need some inspiration before we go
Just know
It's the way I have fallen in with you
It's the way I have fallen in with you

So come with me to a river I have seen
On the way we can wash off in the stream
Time is waiting for the lightning to arrive
You can take my life but I'll never die
You can tell that's the way I'll survive

So here we are now
A couple of fools
Driving around here with nothing to do

We just made a bad decision
That's alright
You can take my life but I'll never die
You can tell that's the way I'll survive
Heading for the bandstand in the sky


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    General Commenti love these lyrics. i can't decide whether i like the fast version on live from new jersey or the slow version better. they're so different. i like the fast one because it is such a contrast from the sad lyrics but the slow one is also so good, almost elliot smith-esque.
    reinacoeson September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had the same feeling as 'reinacoes' but I think I'm actually gradually liking both versions as seperate songs. Well, appreciating them, because I love them both. As a UK fan listening to the song the first time I heard it was on LFNJ, although Pete refers to it as being a slow song on that, I never thought it would be put on his next cd. I must say I love the slow version having got used to it, the guitar riff at the end just completely rounds up the album so beautifully, for me. It's a measure of the mans talent that he can write a song so poetic that sounds amazing in two different tempos.
    scarecrowlyricson October 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti saw Pete Yorn in Sydney on the 12th October and he sang this song... It was just beautiful... He said that it was written the day Jeff Buckley died and since then had been sung for Elliot Smith and Aaron Spelling and Steve Irwin... Gorgeous
    Kezon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song for any of the musical artists we have lost over the years. Pete Yorn's new album is my favorite of 2006, hands down.

    "you can take my life, but I'll never die. You can tell that's they way I'll survive."

    that line is just perfect.
    Heather200408on January 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song..and it really makes me happy to know it's dedicated to elliott smith, one of the greatest artists of all time
    Weird0awakening7on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcorrection, it was written for Jeff Buckley who drowned in the Wolf River (part of the Mississippi) in 1997.
    IMissIEmilyon December 11, 2007   Link

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