it struck her as strange, the way i looked that day
if she only understood why that was
i'd been cheating angels out of company
then she comes to me and says she's broken up
so walk with me, and talk with me
and tell me who you wanna be
we'll keep one step ahead of all the wolves
oh, i know where we can hide
yes, we must stay out of sight
we can't show ourselves for what we are,
we only tell these secrets late at night
no, we can't risk being seen by the sun
and so we go by night
we might as well be ghosts to everyone

she tried to pull a whole wheelbarrow full of guilt
well, it spilled out on the sidewalk
to the ditches and the gutters, now it's gone
and she can walk with empty hands
and in a sense, she is innocent
no, i don't think that freedom is a sin
we are vindicated, unrestrained and liberated
away from all those eyes
from the matchstick teeth and tongue and all those lies
now we have immunity from this community
oh, can't you see?
the judge, he always goes to sleep at night
no, we can't risk being seen by the sun
and so we go by night
we might as well be ghosts to everyone

so let's start rattling their windowpanes
we'll make them feel insane, or at least a little scared
of the devil and the dark
make them anxious for the monrning
hear the preacher spread his warning
"don't go out at night, those ghosts are all around!"
this town is all but ours
so tell me what you want to do
we can do it all night long and when the sun is up
we'll be out of sight
no, the morning light won't find us
we'll be fast asleep and waiting for the night
no, we can't risk being seen by the sun
and so we go by night
we might as well be ghosts to everyone


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