"You’re very beautiful" he whispered to the girl on the beach
It’s amazing how the days, they slip away through the unfurling of weeks
She didn’t speak, or even smile in reply,
He repeated it again but the waves just swallowed all the words alive
Sand pipers chasing up torn paper edges of the waves
Another gust of wind paints her hair across her puzzled face
One of these days he’s gonna escape and change the world
Come back to this hometown with a trophy and a girl
A girl like this with soft hands and a wise kiss
She’ll teach him how to dance and dance her fingertips across her lips
But this, this is just another awkward pause, a pretty pair of eyes
Uncomfortable in front of all his flaws.
He feels himself going bald in little bits and patches
He used to spell out “love” in them but now the letters come out all backwards.
His pants never fit him right no more, forgotten how to cook,
He used to take the room and run but now he’s happy with the second look

Pardon me miss, could you blow me a kiss?
Last night a couple lovers tossed each other off that bridge.
I think I better just call it all quits,
I used to run this town but it just ain’t the same place that it ever was.

He cut his finger just yesterday tracing a slender line of red,
and watched it drain into the sink the only thing that’s left
a fingertip dipped down and drew another half a pint into a perfect portrait
of himself. Subtle beauty and still life.
Everyone asked him, “Oh, what happened to your hand?”
“It’s just another accident cutting vegetables, I guess.”
Everything’s a trap these days; we're all working to prevent.
No one ever thinks of escape; we just take the hit and bang out the dents.
You don’t know why he’s standing here or how he got this far, up the beach
And out of reach, a running rusted car.
The waves are louder than a train, crashing down upon his chest
He can’t be dragged down like the rest and wait patient just for his death.
Taking off his hat he steps and brushes her hair away
Kisses her cheek gently and asks her for her name.
She bows her head and smiles a bit and takes his shaky hand
He has no idea just what she said over the waves crashing in his head.

Pardon me miss, could you blow me a kiss?
Last night a couple lovers tossed each other off that bridge.
I think I better just call it all quits,
I used to run this town but it just ain’t the same place that it ever was.

Pardon me miss, could you blow me a kiss?
Last night a couple lovers tossed each other off that bridge.
I think I better just call it all quits,
I used to run this town but it just ain’t the same place that it ever was.


Lyrics submitted by moonbounce, edited by flixr

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    General CommentAt a gig last year he said it was about him telling a girl she was beautiful during a hurricane...
    Whether true or not the lyrics are gorgeous
    SecondFigon September 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Last night a couple of lovers tossed each other off that bridge'

    The lyrics are incredible and the way all these different emotions just WORK together leaves you feeling either completely drained, or full up and feeling EVERYTHING...

    First song I listened to by Astronautalis. I began by thinking the chorus was slightly cheesy, got a quarter of the way through the song and BIT MY TONGUE...

    This song is one of those songs you can listen to for hours, and never get sick of.

    It threatens to tear me apart sometimes.
    Wheretofindyouon September 10, 2010   Link

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