Walking with you through the courtyard
Everything's marble and smooth
You said the idea of perfection
Was just fundamentally cruel
And about joining the circus
And trading your face for a mask
Oh, I know you want to
I just don't believe that you can

We made quite a pair in the morning
We both tend to traffic in dreams
Seeing it now from the outside
You kept all your dark ones from me
And said that you meant to go rambling
As you sat on the big window sill
Oh, I know that you want to
I just don't believe that you will

You long to go hide in the bramble
Or fall off the face of the earth
You wish you could live with the beggars
On the steps of some crumbling church
You say that you'd like to go hungry
But the truth is you've just had your fill
Oh, I know you want to
I just don't believe that you will

On Sundays you stroll through the market
And feel like you've traveled through time
Buying back all your possessions
That were stolen in some former life
Return to me tied in a corset
To say, "Don't you know who I am!?"
Oh, I know you want to
I just don't believe that you can (x2)

Been trying to make an invention
Something the world's never seen
To sweep away all of the trouble
And leave the place shiny and clean
Patent your brave new creation
And hold it right there in your hand
Oh, I know you want to
I just don't believe that you can

I waited for you at the landing
The water was crystal and calm
All these ideas of forever
Are just fundamentally wrong
You say that your love makes you honest
Then you're caught with your hand in the till
Oh, I know you want to
I just don't believe that you will (x3)


Lyrics submitted by yellowbird999, edited by iandclxvi

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    General Commentnew song from show with simon joyner, only available version so far at
    youtube.com/…
    hard to decipher some of it
    yellowbird999on January 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the car with your hand in the till? maybe?
    tyygeron January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI hear "You say that your love makes you honest. And you're caught with your hand in the till" Could be wrong, because it's hard to hear.
    onagravityhaloon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentin the last part, confirmed by this:youtube.com/… which btw this song should be filed under bright eyes technically, since its being released as a new song on the rerelease of the Neva/ BE split "One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels"

    I hear:

    All these ideas of forever
    Are just fundamentally wrong
    You say that your love makes you honest
    Then you're caught with your hand in the till
    Oh I know you, want to, I just don't believe that you will
    greenbutterflyon February 12, 2010   Link

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