Are you sleeping all day long
Do you need someone
to walk the rooms of your old house
like thunder in the halls
Just like you always longed for

Friends where have you gone now
I'm lost in the crowd
Somewhere way out past the waves, the lights, the notes, the kids, the cities
And I heard six bells to call the fading day
as twilight fell on Lafayette street like it always does
Oh each voice ring out loud and I
echo through your house
Don't be afraid to sing along, to sing alone you are
You know I always have

And late two birds outside my window
I can hear their wings
I hope you understand it is much easier this way
And I know how hard it is to change, I know, I know
I see you on the avenue still riding buses like a ghost

Do you long for me
Ringing all your bells and burning down
Is it easier
Lost inside the season is the will to sleep

Do you long for me
Ringing all your bells and burning down
Do you sleep all day
Wondering if I'm ever gonna finally come around

Do you long for more
Ringing all your bells and burning down
Is it easier
Lost inside the season is the will to sleep

Do you long for me
Ringing all your bells and burning down
Do you sleep all day
Wondering if I'm ever gonna finally come around

And someone said I should never betray your name


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General Lafayette! You Are Not Alone song meanings
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    My InterpretationTo me, it feels like the singer is visiting somewhere that is tightly bound to some portion of his life; his hometown or college, for example. Walking the old streets, seeing the old sights has conjured up the memory of the person he was when he lived there. He is singing this song to the ghost of his former self, but he isn't mourning the loss of better days; he is playful, almost teasing.
    solidorkon March 30, 2010   Link

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