I'll meet you outside the city halls
I'll be standing on the steps of the hall
Waving til I find you
You said "be there or be square
And meet me outside the hall"
How can I refuse
Such an eloquent misuse of
A phrase that I never would

In the back of your mind
You're leaving alone
But after you leave
You'll be breathing alone

Could I Could I circle?
Could I Could I circle?
Could I Could I circle?
Could I?

Still by the side of the city halls
Five minutes is a month in the past
When no one's waiting to find you
People stop and stare at me outside the hall
And in our lives we don't succeed
But the rain in Albion Street
Fills a silence that no words could

In the back of your mind
You're leaving alone
But after you leave
You'll be breathing alone

Could I Could I circle?
Could I Could I circle?
Could I Could I circle?
Could I?

Ohhh

Could I Could I circle?
Could I Could I circle?
Could I Could I circle?
Could I?


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    General CommentEh yeah that might actually not be what the chorus says at all but it's the best I could come up with!
    RacingRaton July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus is "Could I circle".
    Burnson January 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best Idlewild songs ever. I think its all about a wedding that never happens? The piano section at the introduction sounds very wedding like. City hall= people get married there and the refrain of "could I circle?" sounds like Roddy trying to capture the desperation of holding on to the moment. Top song
    seethesunon December 18, 2010   Link

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