You're a broken-hearted party girl
Your skirt's on fire, your hair's uncurled
Your dancing days are at an end
Yeah, you've got no one to call your friend
All you've got left is a silhouette,
An empty bed, and a cheap Corvette
You're a long way from your sweet sixteen
You need some stonewashed jeans
And a time machine

To take you back
To that railroad track
Where you first took flight
In the morning light
So take me back
To that first romance
Where you made your stand
You were hand in hand
With the black-eyed angel of the evening star

When you came to the city in your cheap perfume
And your ran through the room
But you grew up soon
Always dressed like a killer in the afternoon
Sipping warm champagne from a silver spoon
In the night you would travel in your lover's car
With your jewels so bright, like a shooting star
But your nightmares must have caught up with you
And all the pills and the prophets couldn't get you through

To take you back
To that railroad track
Where you first took flight
In the morning light
So take me back
To that first romance
Where you made your stand
You were hand in hand
With the black-eyed angel of the evening star

So take me back

You were found on the ground in a lonely town
At the end of the world, in a dressing gown
Your hair was on fire, your shoes were misplaced
On your face was a trace of a distant place
It's a long way home to Wichita
Where they put you back together
Filled your head with straw
Now all you've got left is a silhouette
And a cheap Corvette, but girl, you ain't dead yet

So take me back
To that railroad track
Where you first took flight
In the morning light
So take me back
To that first romance
Where you made your stand
You were hand in hand
With the black-eyed angel of the evening star


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Evening Star song meanings
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    General CommentHad to steal the first comment on this song. I LOVE IT! Ridiculously fucking catchy. And these lyrics are AWESOME. "the black eyed angel of the evening star", I wish I could come up with something that cool sounding.
    TheCityMovedToMeon June 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is what I hear in this song:

    A girl loses her virginity to her first love (first took flight in the morning light), then somehow loses that connection. She then takes up a life of hedonism (all the pills and the prophets couldn't get you through) in a desperate search for what she felt that night...

    She ends up alone (you were found on the ground in a lonely town) because she was trying to replace the superficial aspects of the relationship instead of the internal connection with her ex-lover.

    Seems someone or someones from her past find her and take her home for what they believe is a necessary intervention or rehabilitation (...back to wichita, where they put you back together, fill your head with straw).

    The speaker is someone who wants to love her the way her first love did (take me.back...) but can't get close because of who she has become.
    dljenson November 15, 2010   Link

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