The stars are shining so bright
W—that’s just manhattan’s light
It’s been 12 hours since I ate
I think I'm finally losing weight

Mixed up my armor with some knight
Walkin' home wearing his white
I know what you're gonna say
No one could love me this way

I'm bowlegged and starving, but
Walkin' home happy
Let this mark the moment
When I felt freedom ring
I've got my laptop for pleasure
And my guitar for pain
Love's a buried treasure
But I don't need love to feel this way

He said I could spend the night
I said thanks but that's alright
You can paint your number on my face
But I'm not into sleeping at someone else’s place

I'm bowlegged and starving, but
Walkin' home happy
Let this mark the moment
When I felt freedom ring
I've got my laptop for pleasure
And my guitar for pain
Love's a buried treasure
But I don't need love to feel this way

When brooklyn tossed a bone, it landed in my wishing well
Took the train for hours to this roach motel
Sometimes it's worth it, sometimes it's hot
Sometimes he loves me,
Sometimes he loves me not

I'm bowlegged and starving, but
Walkin' home happy
Let this mark the moment
When I felt freedom ring
I've got my laptop for pleasure
And my guitar for pain
Love's a buried treasure
But I don’t need love to feel this way


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    General CommentMy favorite from the new album.
    bandersnatch42on November 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMine too. The song is about coming home from a hook-up. It's also about not relying your happiness on that of another person and not spending your life desperately looking for the fabled 'love of your life' and just enjoying the moment. It's kind of happy and kind of cynical in a way.

    But the line 'Love is a buried treasure' still betrays that he hopes someday he will still find it, just that he won't actively seek it and hinge all his happiness on it like a lot of people do who end up being miserable.
    S14on March 07, 2010   Link

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