"Lisbon" as written by and James Hamilton Leithauser Matthew Frederick Barrick....
The countless eyes dotted in the night sky
I speak the language, several hundred words
Cloudless day, thunderous night
Among companions carry my name

The life we lead came gradually
Who keeps the time?
A bitter lime, do us fine
To kill the taste

Turn deaf ears on all that we don't wanna hear
Cause for travel has come again
At this early hour, I tell your wife a story
She looks outside, doubles over laughing

The souls you love, the place you live
Those country houses
A change of heart tore us apart
Oh, what a ride

Every chance you have
All the love and light
All the joy and grace
Don't be upset, don't you think it out
You know what thinking does
to love's shine and love's light

All together world
I'm hanging on
It feels right, yeah

I saw a strange thing
Reminds me of faces
Upon a stormy sky tonight

All the younger kids, gone away to sleep
In the days to come, I'll do the same
At this early hour, I'll tell your wife a story
She looks outside, doubles over laughing

But the life we lead came gradually
Who keeps the time?
And a bitter lime, will do us fine
To kill the taste


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"Lisbon" as written by Matthew Frederick Barrick James Hamilton Leithauser

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    General CommentThis song evokes the lazy transition from summer into autumn, when the optimism from the start of the year has been dampened, and you look back wistfully, thinking about what could have been, all while reflecting on the passage of time and the transitions between different stages of life.
    themoviegoeron January 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commenta man comes to terms with what too much time and thinking does to love.
    perryairon August 05, 2011   Link

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