There will be no songs sung
By the chimneys or the trees tonight
While we're sleeping beside of windows

Come morning clouds
Descend into city streets
Avenues disappear forever

You felt a little bit alone
When you were in my arms
But in your eyes, silhouettes

A flower's fault
Flowers fall

But I'll be there in my astronomer's jacket
At your snare drum's birthday party
Conducting the musicians

Oh, I'm playing an organ
And violin arrangements
I've written for the occasion

And you felt a little bit alone
When you were in New York
But in your eyes, silhouettes

A flower's fault
Flowers fall

So snowflakes will find us laughing
At our home, it's in October
Up on sleepy islands


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    General CommentThe line KILLED ME. But I think it might be "Have the noose disappear forever" which does not make a terrible amount of sense, but makes a good deal more than "bavanoos disappear forever" which was the only other thing I could make of it.
    And damn your lack of capitals. They pain me deeply.
    IfIknowTreeson July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh, also: with the song being called 'On Sleepy Islands' and all, I sort-of assumed that last line was 'Upon sleepy islands' or 'up on' which the enunciation sounds more like. Am I being nitpicky? Yes, I do believe I am. I do believe so.
    IfIknowTreeson July 28, 2009   Link

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