When I sleep, I face the East
My bed's a burning ember
When you're dreaming of another
You must keep her on your mind
And I'm bound from hand to feet
Trying hard to make the winner
When you're looking to the futures
When you're tender, fall behind

The knives inside my throat
No, were not meant for your body
Yeah, they were there to hold me
From speaking all my mind
Once you left the coast
Well I prayed you'd come to see me
'Cause the naked children swimming
Ask about you all the time

So look, to the West
I promise you will find me
I'm the one with soft hands
And bruises on my face
And don't forget just why we started fighting
Yeah remember how exciting, how it felt to be afraid
How it felt to be alive

So I wrote another play
But I fired all the actors
'Cause they said they wouldn't practise
All the lines they saw saw me steal
When I finally found a stage
Well, the ground was glass and ashes
And all the burning crosses
Wouldn't keep them in their seats

I'm lying beneath the trees
Lifeless as your laughter
Well if you take me back a while
I promise you will smile
We'll slip into the streets
Drunk as lonely soldiers
And we'll own the night like vandals
Til the morning burns our eyes

Yes, we'll slip into the streets
Drunk as lonely soldiers
And we'll own the night like vandals
Til the morning burns our eyes
Til the morning burns our eyes

So look, to the West
I promise you will find me
I'm the one with soft hands
And bruises on my face
And don't forget just why we started fighting
Yeah remember how exciting, how it felt to be afraid
How it felt to be alive
Yeah remember how exciting, how it felt to feel afraid
How it felt to feel alive










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