Sound is a wave like a wave on the ocean
Moon plays the ocean like a violin
Pushing and pulling from shore to shore
Biggest melody you never heard before
What if I were the night sky?
What if I were the night sky?
Here's my lullaby, my lullaby to leave by
Lullaby to leave by
If I was a night

What if we hadn't been born at the same time?
What if you were 75 and I were 9?
Would I come visit you?
Bring you cookies in an old folks' home?
Would you be there alone?
And when the late summer lightning fires off in your arms
Will I remember to breathe? No I never will
And if I could convince you that I mean you no harm
Just want to show you how not to need
What if I were the night sky?
Here's my lullaby, my lullaby to leave by
If I was a night

What if we hadn't been each other at the same time?
Would you tell me all the stories from when you were young and in your prime?
Would I rock you to sleep?
Would you tell me all the secrets you don't need to keep?
Would I still miss you?
Or would you then have been mine?
Sound is a wave like a wave on the ocean
Moon plays the ocean like a violin


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  • +2
    Lyric Correctionwhen the late summer (?) fires off in your arms

    the lyrics are:
    "when the late summer lightning fires off in your arms"
    Aim9eeon June 10, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionHere's the full lyrics from "Break it Yourself"
    (Also, the song is just called "Sifters," without the "the," on the album)

    If sound is a wave like a wave on the ocean
    Moon plays the ocean like a violin
    Pushing and pulling from shore to shore
    Biggest melody you never heard before
    What if I were the night sky
    Here's my lullaby to leave by

    What if we hadn't been born at the same time
    What if you were 75 and I were 9
    Would I come visit you
    Bring you cookies in an old folks home
    Would you be there alone
    And when the late summer lightning fires off in your arms will I remember to breathe no I never will
    And if I could convince you that I mean you no harm
    Just want to show you how not to need
    What if I were the night sky
    Here's my lullaby to leave by

    What if we hadn't been each other at the same time
    Would you tell me all the stories from when you were young and in your prime
    Would I rock you to sleep
    Would you tell all the secrets you don't need to keep
    Would I still miss you
    Or would you then have been mine
    If sound is a wave like a wave on the ocean
    Moon plays the ocean like a violin
    silentseason March 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was released in two earlier versions - as "The Sifters" on Fingerlings 4 and as "Night Sky" on the Norman movie soundtrack.
    ksuwdbootson April 09, 2012   Link

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