"Coronado" as written by and Bradford Cox....
I was sick, I was dead
Lay my head on the cement bed
I had a few good years
But they don't know

Come on now, don't leave me hangin'
'Cause I wanna get down or I
I'll start believing' what they said

In my heart, I don't believe it
And if I go ahead I know that you're leavin' and I
I can't wait to see you go
I can't wait to see you go

In my heart, I feel so high
I want to know the answers why
I ask so many questions, they let me go
They hang up the telephone

"And if I die, before I wake
I know that it must frustrate some people
That need a paycheck
Well, they need their blood let."

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"Coronado" as written by Bradford Cox


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    General CommentSounds like it's about the classic conundrum of one's inability to understand the world around them before they "clock out". Hey, the title even sounds like "conundrum"!
    GeoffGurakon September 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading a comment somewhere where Bradford said that he thought everyone was going to start having saxophones in their songs in the very near future...Lady Gaga, Bon Iver, and just recently M83...and I gotta say I'm fucking loving them all!
    Jelrondon July 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems to me to be about that feeling when you get really drunk, enough to be delirious but not quite passed out. You feel self-conscious and tend to get confused/have morbid thoughts.
    TeamAvataron July 20, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThe best song Julian Casablancas has written in 7 years or so

    Kidding. Awesome song though, the saxophone is wonderful
    thatoneguy82101on October 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song of 2010. The saxophone *is* wonderful.
    westing202on October 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnyone think this might have something to do with the death of Kate Morgan at the Coronado Hotel? A lot of this album seems to be about dead people
    mattgcnon August 19, 2011   Link

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