"The Penalty" as written by and Zach Condon....
Like an ancient day and I'm on trial
Let them seize the way, this once was an island
And I could not stay for I believed them
Left for the lights always in season

Impassable night in a crowd of homesick
Fully grown children, you'll leave the lights
Your family may not wait, Sir, keep on breathing
Our parents rue the day, they find us kneeling
Let them think what they may, for they've good reason
Left for the lights always in season


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"The Penalty" as written by Zach Condon

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    General CommentI'm not entirely sure what this song means. I've only read through the lyrics once...I'll probably have to read them about a thousand more times before I have any sort of idea.
    BUT! Let me just say that this is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. I absolutely love it. Beirut is amazing.
    landofsubmarineson October 01, 2007   Link

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