"Catch a Collapsing Star" as written by and Timothy Bracy....
Our margins and revisions
Where we both first made our living
In an alcove, filled with sawdust
There, a new light fell upon us

Hail the lepers, call the outcasts
Did we just not know to ask?
I could see you blazing through the frost
In amazing grace and a hacking cough

Took dictation, wrote it shorthand
No one's sorrier than I am
I was young, that's no excuse
For the harm and the abuse

So what was it that you wanted
What would you've done if you had got it?
It was always ever gonna go so far
'Til someone thought to push you from the car

Accept no imitation, baby, catch a collapsing star
But it's your limitations that make you what you are

Our margins and revisions
Where we both first learned forgiveness
By the moonlight in the forest
Where our lives spread out before us

So you wrote me in a letter
You can stay gone but don't stay bitter
It was always ever gonna end the same
'Til someone thought to push you 'neath the train

Took vacation in New Orleans and I held you on the shore there
Splurged your words, confused your thoughts
Spoke in riddles no one got
So what was it that we wanted and God forbid if we had got it

It was always gonna have to go too far
'Til someone turned the light out at the bar

Accept no imitation, baby, catch a collapsing star
Oh, it's our limitations, it's our limitations
Oh, it's our limitations
That make us what we are




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"Catch a Collapsing Star" as written by Timothy Bracy

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    Lyric CorrectionThis is such a great song most likely about the relationship between the singers.

    A couple of corrections. I'm fairly certain the first line of the verses is "On the Margins, in revisions."

    and in the 4th verse the line should be "Slurred your words, confused your thoughts" .. not splurged.
    manicmarkuson December 14, 2010   Link

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