"Books from Boxes" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd, Paul Anthony Smith, Thomas Alexander English, Archis Tiku and Lukas James Wooller....
Nightfalls
And towns become circuit boards
We can beat the sun as long as we keep moving

From the air
Stadium lights stand out like flares
All I know is that you're sat here right next to me

We rarely see
Warning signs in the air we breathe
Right now, I feel each and every fragment

This paper trail leads right back to you
You say you need me to step outside

You spent the evening unpacking books from boxes
You passed me up so as not to break a promise
Scattered Polaroids and sprinkled words around your collar
In the long run, you said you knew that this would happen

This is something new
But, it turns out it was borrowed, too
“Why does every letdown have to be so thin?”

Rain explodes
At the moment that the cab door closed
I feel the weight upon your kiss; ambigous

You have to leave. I appreciate that
But I hate when conversation slips out of our grasp

You spent the evening unpacking books from boxes
You passed me up so as not to break a promise
Scattered Polaroids and sprinkled words around your collar
In the long run, you said you knew that this would happen

Two bodies in motion
This is a matter of fact
It wasn't built to last

Two bodies in motion
This is a matter of fact
It wasn't built to last

You spent the evening unpacking books from boxes
You passed me up so as not to break a promise
Scattered Polaroids and sprinkled words around your collar
In the long run, you said you knew that this would happen

The pounding rain continued its bleak fall
And we decided just to write after all (after all)

The pounding rain continued its bleak fall
And we decided just to write after all


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"Books from Boxes" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd Archis Tiku

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. All about loving someone despite knowing they can't be yours, feeling that even if you only have them for minutes at a time, it's worth every painful consequence...

    It's just the knowledge that when you love someone that already belongs to someone else, every second feels borrowed but sometimes you just throw the consequences out of the window because they're worth it.

    Another MP song I'd dedicate a thousand times over to my closest friend.
    kattykitty88on February 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love this song, the only Maximo Park song I've heard, to be honest. Its a really beautiful song. Heartbreaking.
    boypluon December 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song. New album is fantastic. Great song about a loved one moving away, and you both recognise it's over because it's not feasable to carry on. But also underlying this song is a sense of loss of passion for someone. This is highlighted by the idea of sex JUST being an action for the couple. They don't know what to say to each other any more, leaving bleak rain falling outside...
    sleepybadgeron March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's probably my favourite on the new album.
    b3mus3don April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's my favourite then second is probably Your Vrge
    UrsmileIsGoneon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe this is the new single. It's being released in June. Cracking song!
    uncomplicatedon May 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea this is a neat song ...
    GoodOmenson May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest Maxïmo Park song (with Our Velocity and The Unshockable)!!
    And I think sleepybadger is right..
    TheFallenon May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops.. forgot to say russian literature.. ^^"
    well.. i guess all mp songs are awesome..
    TheFallenon May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG this is such a stunning and emotional song. It means so much to me. It's like the badger i drive past on the way to work. So helpless but theres nothing anyone can do for it.

    Sleepybadger, are you really a girl. If so, i would like to help you realise a good cock. If you're a boy you should get out more.

    Still ... i really do like this song so i had to look it up and make a comment.

    Muchos

    C
    chrispynoodleson May 12, 2007   Link

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