Drop that look pretend you love me
Even I focus it above me
It's fun to be your enemy
It's fun to hunt you down
And now I've got you cornered on the sinner side of town

I want to help you out kid
If you want to help me
There's something that you just did
That ties you right up to me

That's why
I want
(every time I hear you say it)
to save you
(you can't save me)
That's why
(you can't save me)
I want
(every time I hear you say it)
to save you (kid)
(you can't save me)
(you can't)

The chase took us to where we're standing
An alleyway with stars of light landing
Don't stop, don't stop I said
Don't stop, it will kill me if you stop
But grab the ladder of the fire escape and we run up to the top

And we,
I want to touch you kid
If you want to touch me
There's something that you won't see
But there's nothing that I can't see

That's why
I want
(every time I hear you say it)
to save you
(you can't save me)
That's why
(you can't save me)
I want
(every time I hear you say it)
to save you
(you can't save me)
That's why
(you can't save me)
(you can't save me)
I want
(every time I hear you say it)
to save you
(you can't save me)

You
(You can't)


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  • +1
    General CommentOn a Myspace bulletin on July 26th, 2008 at 2:10 PM, the band declared that this new song was "about rollerskating and falling in love with your customer."
    notlovelyon July 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure Amy Millan's vocals are saying "you can't save me" as opposed to agreeing with Torquil; it's more in the Stars style to have an antagonistic dialogue in their songs.
    mr-numbon August 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i read that...
    its a pretty random thing to say, maybe they were high while they posted that ? :P
    dustybreezeon August 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first heard this song on the Vol. 5 Arts & Crafts sampler, and on that CD this song is called "Rollerskates", so those comments make sense.. I actually had trouble finding the lyrics because of the two different names.
    SazzyBon August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the line "I chased a crystal where we're standing" Should be "The chase took us to where we're standing"
    Soaron December 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the line "Even I focus it above me" should be "the evil eye, focus it above me"
    cedeson February 02, 2010   Link

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