Late afternoon that time is getting near,
I think I will be on my way.
The clouds are parted and the streets are clear,
Darling you can't keep me hear all day.
I'm of the nighttime and the lights are dim,
The stars are coming out to smile.
I'd leave you now but it would make me grim,
Being lonely is really not my style.

I miss you like a dead man misses the sun,
I miss you like today's world is missing it's fun.
I miss you like a sinner misses his soul,
I miss you like an old man misses rock n roll.

So shower up do something with your hair,
grab a coat if you want to come along.
I'll wear a beanie and the gloves we'll share.
You can whistle and I'll sing my song.

Cuz I miss you like a dead man misses the sun,
I miss you like today's world is missing it's fun.
I miss you like a sinner misses his soul,
I miss you like an old man misses rock n roll.

Now grab my arm the street is icy here,
It wouldn't do for you to slip and fall,
Your cheeks are rosy,
Its becoming clear,
Together we might make it after all!

Cuz I miss you like a sleeper misses his train,
I miss you like crazy misses being sane,
I miss you like a vagrant misses his home,
I need you like a poet needs to be alone.


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    General Commentgreat melody, great lyrics, perfect love song.

    i like how the every chorus is "i miss you, i miss you, i miss you." and then it ends with "i need you like a poet needs to be alone" it reminds me of when of montreal sings "how can I explain? i need you here and not here too!"
    same sorta paradox earlier in the song when he says "darling you can't keep me here all day" ...then a little later " i'd leave you now but it would make me grim and being lonely is really not my style"

    plus the line "ill wear a beanie and the gloves well share" is an awesome picture of people holding hands inside a glove =]
    coowojo11on March 02, 2009   Link

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