Harbour Inn,
Take me as I am;
A flame reduced to ash,
Watches as my youth leaks from me.
Winters day.
Am I in your way?
You press against my skin
All the flowery speeches
End in sad, clinking glass
The champagne made my head
Feel like an overcast star.

Paper cream,
Tell me its okay.
An opera glasses view
A kaleidoscope, its now or never.
God’s love.
The Devils in my coat.
Mothership come in to pick me up.
Oh, just my luck,
They’ve got my house surrounded.
I’m the only one I trust.
Don’t Let Them In.
Summer steam,
Cannot confide in me.
The colour is the sound.
The footsteps: orange.
My screams were silver
Secret plane?
I’ll tell you if I came
The secrets of this world
Are at your doorstep
Let me enter friend.
I don’t understand,
We come the convergence now;
All of the past combined.

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    General CommentI can't stop listening to this song. It so nicely combines the desperate feeling that his older work embodied with this new-found spiritual understanding that he seemed to really take on after 9/11 and moreso after visiting Cassadaga. It seems that he's found his happy medium, and it's both impressive and beautiful. Bravo mr. oberst
    kate_2674on May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSongs like this make me wonder just how many drugs he was on when he wrote a majority of these new songs. It just seems like a stream of consciousness from the point of view of somebody who is tripping.
    MilkMilkon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, it seems to be describing synesthesia, which can be induced by hallucinogenic drugs, namely mushrooms or LSD.
    chlorophyllbloodon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalienssssss?
    talking to aliens?
    this song is just so trippy
    ParkerEloiseon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentomg aaaa this didn't make it on the album along with "let them in" "breezy" , "where pilgrims disappear" and "man named truth" !!!! let them in was my fav song, im actually soooo pissed of! i hope they're on the B-side of the album!
    gazsafaon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw Conor at the Bowery Ballroom and on the setlist this song is called "SYNASTHETE."

    Synesthesia is a 'phenomenon' where one sense experiences another. i.e. tasting colors, seeing smells, etc.

    It is also a common thing for someone who has done LSD to experience, so this fits in the with the acid trip alien experience.

    When they played this song it was with an extended intro of a lot of noise and trippy sounds. it was awesome
    illiteraturekidon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i find the songs that didnt make it on the album?!
    i've been looking everywhere... :/
    todaytonighton August 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdid you check youtube?
    tyygeron October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh by the way, i don't think it's paper cream but paper crane, like origami
    i don't know maybe i'm wrong
    tyygeron October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment(too many errors to count, so I'm posting this!)


    Harbor air,
    Take me as I am
    A flame reduced to ash
    Watches my youth taken from me

    Winter’s day
    Am I in your way?
    You press against my skin
    All the flowery speeches ended fast
    Clinking glass
    The champagne made my head feel light and overcast the stars

    Paper crane
    Tell me it’s okay
    An opera glass’s view
    Kaleidoscope of now or never
    God is love
    The devil’s in my coat
    Mothership coming to pick me up
    Just my luck
    They got my house surrounded
    I’m the only one I trust

    The dark nightmare
    The dark nightmare
    The dark nightmare
    The dark…

    Let em in

    Cannot confide in me
    The color is the sound
    The footsteps, orange
    My screams were silver

    Secret plan? Man, I’d tell you if I can
    The secrets of this world
    Are at your doorstep
    Let me enter, friend
    We come to the convergence now
    All of the past combined
    williambleakon November 01, 2008   Link

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