You've got a nice-looking face
So run me over again
I don't need trouble now
But I like you around

Show me Castor and Pollux
Counting stars from the deck
Well we should have known
Just what to expect

I look down from the window
I look out to the street
The lamp lights flicker there
The road is crooked and cracked

All is calm on the surface
All is calm in the eye
I'm hanging on to thoughts
I've had too many times

Take a look at my heart, my friend
Take a look at my heart, you'll find
The chambers are blown wide open
blown wide open, blown wide open, blown wide open

Once the fire started, it sets its course for the wind
The city waits to see what will happen to them
They built the walls so tall, they built the walls so strong
Well so much for strong, things only last so long

Take a look at my heart, my friend
Take a look at my heart, you'll find
The chambers are blown wide open
blown wide open, blown wide open, blown wide open

Take a look at my heart, my friends
Take a look at my heart, you'll find
The chambers are blown wide open
blown wide open, blown wide open, blown wide open

Take a look at our story now
Well we had made it last somehow
The pages are blown wide open
blown wide open, blown wide open, blown wide open


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    Lyric CorrectionIt's "Show me Castor and Pollux/Counting stars from the deck".
    sommeilon October 05, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionDefinitely "Show me Castor & Pollux, counting stars from the deck." Pretty funny that the original transcribed version messed up the one place in the song that the title appears. One other lyric correction: in the verse that begins "Always calm on the surface," it should read "Hanging on to THOUGHTS I've had too many times."

    Castor & Pollux are the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini (the Twins), and named for two heroes of Greek mythology who were also twins. (In Greek they are known as Castor & Polydeuces, but the Romans amended it to "Pollux.") Regardless of name they are always considered great warriors and often associated with horses and equestrians.

    Anyway, this is one of my favorite songs on a great record. Kathryn's voice is great on the slow, pretty tunes but I love the way it contrasts with the louder guitars and drums on this track. And the central metaphor "Take a look at my heart my friend / the chambers are blown wide open" works so well to describe either heartbreak or opportunity.
    Garrett122on September 18, 2011   Link

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