we resolve to meet
at the bridge beside the beach
where the air would freeze our speech
and the trains would pass beneath our feet

it's dry from licking still you never questioned why
night upon night we come here all the time

with eyes that take no (?)
and transgressions justified
resigned to take our lives
by the age of twenty-five

as your hands brushed my thigh the sound began to rise
and the cars underneath pulse in perfect 4/4 time

it would be something in our prime
before times fitful bright left footprints on our eyes
and the light stretched just right to finally tell you why
night after night we come here all the time


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The Four Platitudes (A Bridge Song) song meanings
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    General Commentit's definitely
    "and the cars underneath pulse in perfect 4/4 time"

    no doubt about it.
    loliciaon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm hearing "lips dry from licking", not "it's dry from licking"; I believe it makes much more sense.

    I also hear "time's fitful bite left footprints on our eyes", though I can't make direct sense of either of those sets of lyrics.
    Fionnon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought "posing perfect for four times" was "posed in perfect 4/4 time," but I really can't tell which it is.
    woeron February 03, 2008   Link

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