it’s been a thousand years since I’ve been here I do believe
that I’ve played along for the last time
and they'd all come out and talk about you like you were dead
but I swear I saw you out there
oh just the other day outside the diner
and I saw you walking by
and the years go by and I’m still trying to understand
how you were living out there
you’re a ghost this town could build around you cause they’re moving forward
and you’re still underground
but if we could talk and we could laugh just for one last time
and turn the clock back around
those buildings that were built after you gone away
would all come crashing down
and I would laugh like we would laugh back before they came
and turn this city around

he’s gonna die
I feel his heart dying
he’s gonna live this time
but blackened from trying
and my eargerest moment
was waiting for him


Lyrics submitted by zoolah, edited by jesyfortino

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    General Commentmy favorite. i think theres issues in the last verse, so if anyone can help me find what i did wrong, please tell me.
    zoolahon July 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs on the album. i always thought it was about a person, but reading that it is about disappearing wilderness makes it even more extraordinary.
    HazyJaneon December 17, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionbreathtakingly beautiful
    Zuuzon February 19, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionlyrics from the cd:

    It's been a thousand years since I've been here
    I do believe that I've played along for the last time
    they would all come out and talk about you
    like you were dead, but I swear I saw you out there
    Just the other day inside the diner and
    I saw you walking by
    and the years go by and I'm still trying
    to understand how you weren't really out there
    you're a ghost this town could build around you

    Because they're moving forward
    and you're still under ground
    but if we could talk and we could laugh
    for one last time, and turn the clock back round
    these buildings that were built after you'd gone away
    would all come crashing down
    and I would laugh like we would laugh
    back before they cam and turned this city around

    he is going to die
    I feel his heart dying
    he is going to live this time
    blackened from trying
    and my eagerest moment
    was waiting for him
    thefumeon March 09, 2011   Link

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