Look at that cloud hang
up off the lookout hills
That's where my head is
and I keep banging my shins

There's another world
Above this one
That's where I've trying to live
But I get dragged down

There's another world
Better than this one
And that's where I've trying to live
But I get dragged down

Stand still
Stand still
Can we just stand still

Stand still
Come on, Stand still
No no no no stand still

This whole town is
All the buildings there are blocking sun and blocking sun
I know it's you who's rushing to the light
With their open mouths and appetites
They ate the ground and now the sky
They roll it out like pigeon wire

Can't they just stand still
Stand still
Stand still
Can't they just stand still
Stand still
Stand still
Can't we just stand still

So we packed our bags and headed west
She said I know a place where they can't get, where they can't get us
She slid my tired fingers into hers
And it was sunlight touching every curve, every scar
And this will be the moment that breaks my heart
Where the time creeps in and we grow apart

Can we just stand still
Stand still
Can we just stand still

Stand still
Let our lungs fill
Can we just stand still

That's what I'm talking about
Her sneakered feet hardly hitting the ground
Thoughts like a rush hour downtown
You're either sticking or pump-pumping 'em out
Drop me in the dark green
Lock me in the midst of the southeast hill
Hide me in the old crow black night
Hide me from the masochistic marking of time
I will stand like a mountain
I will stand like a tuckamore stuck in the wind

Listen to the drum of the gulf go
Listen to the drumming it's so slow
Listen to the drum of the gulf go
Listen to the drumming it's so slow
Listen to the drum of the gulf go
Listen to the drum of the gulf going stand still


Lyrics submitted by sassmaster, edited by chasew

Old Crow Black Night Stand Still song meanings
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song, its pretty amazing. Also, the first question mark there should be "Lock me in the midst of the southeast hill", cant make out the others though.
    mastervoloon October 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso, after the first 'hide me?' its 'i will stand like a mountain, I will stand like a ???'
    At least thats how I hear it/
    mastervoloon February 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis whole town is teeth and getting low.




    Drop me in the dark green
    Lock me in the mists/midst of the south east hill
    Hide me in the old crow black night
    Hide me from the masochistic marking of time?
    i will stand like a ...?
    i will stand like a tuckered horse looking to win?
    Pannon February 09, 2011   Link

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