Talking in my sleep
Backpedal to the reason you don't want to walk with me
Don't fight what you can't say
You know I do it
You can't hope to live off change
The rope she's gonna chase
A barter on good faith
Or wither white with grace
While drive eats you away

But you and I
We're breaking the windows
So we can feel the cold
Computers and candles lighting what we know
We're doing fine
Now and here won't fade this time

Drove up to Beacon Hill
For the first time tonight
It's us against the our will
With Neil Young and Catholic guilt
So we're both a little gone
And the scenery's getting hazy
The view goes on and on
To Sad Bastard songs

We're breaking the windows
So we can feel the cold
Computers and candles lighting what we know
We're doing fine
Now and here won't fade this time

Like the starting lineup last year
Grinning like a fool
Can you tell the road veers in your head
Can you own it if it owns you?

But you and I
We're breaking the windows
So we can feel the cold
Computers and candles lighting what we know
We're doing fine
Now and here won't fade this time
I promise that we won't sell the store
There's wintery weather, but I'll never leave New York
We're doing fine
Now and here won't fade this time


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    Lyric CorrectionI'm going to be "that guy" and argue some lyrics here:

    "Drove up to Beacon Hill
    For the first time tonight
    It's us against the world
    With Neil Young and Catholic guilt
    So we're both a little gone
    And the scenery's getting easy
    The view goes on and on
    To sad bastard songs"

    sounds more like:

    "Drove up to Beacon Hill
    For the first time tonight
    It's us against the world
    We feel young and can't be killed
    So we're both a little gone
    And the scenery's getting easy
    They say the view goes on and on
    To sad bastard songs"
    Kyhanon September 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be a love song also they're from new york so yea haha. This is definitely my favorite song along with 3-4 Tango too! So good!
    ImCharmingon September 09, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationFavorite off the album. Second is "Bottled Wind," followed by "Kneel on Nails."

    Definitely a love song. Jimmy said in an interview that it is. But I know there's more to it than just that, and PBC is kind of known for wanting their fans to interpret things their own way. So, here's my interpretation:

    I feel like it's about two people who aren't that well off, but make things work despite. A love song about people who live off hourly wages; they have their ups and downs, their huge fights and almost break-ups, but they've made it work for a while and you know they'll end up together in the end. He wants to move away, leave New York behind him, but it's her paradise. That's the fight even: he wants to leave for something he feels is better, but she wants to stay. They remember the good times, and he would stay for her–she's more important than his dreams, because she's the most important part of them, the scenery doesn't matter. So he'll stay for her, and he'll never leave if she's what that means.

    I'm making it more of a story than it is, but I feel like the song's capturing the abstract of all that. The song has a feeling (besides the mention of winter and cold) of a New York Winter. I don't know how to explain it; you just need feel it. This song sends me back to it. I also feel a sort of New York pride; I have it myself: I feel it shows here.

    I can relate to this song a bit, but the roles are kind of reversed in my case. Regardless, this song is amazing and I can't stop listening to it.
    Kyhanon September 09, 2011   Link
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    General Commenttalking in my sleep, back pedal to the reason
    that you don't want to walk with me
    don't fight what you can't say, you know i do it
    you can't hope to live off change or hope she's gonna chase
    or barter on good faith,
    or wither white with grace while drive eats you away

    but you and i,
    we're breaking the windows so we can feel the cold
    computers and candles lighting what we know
    we're doing fine, now and here won't fade this time

    drove up to Beacon Hill for the first time tonight,
    it's us against our will
    with Neil Young and Catholic guilt
    so we're both a little gone and the scenery's getting hazy
    the view goes on and on to sad bastard songs

    but you and i,
    we're breaking the windows so we can feel the cold
    computers and candles lighting what we know
    we're doing fine, now and here won't fade this time

    at the starting line of last year, grinning like a fool
    can you tell how much the road veers,
    can you own it if it owns you?

    but you and i,
    we're breaking the windows so we can feel the cold
    computers and candles lighting what we know
    we're doing fine, now and here won't fade this time

    i promise that we won't sell the store
    yeah there's wintery weather but i'll never leave New York
    we're doing fine, now and here won't fade this time
    DarthFly0on September 11, 2011   Link

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