Emily is tired–seven hours on a skateboard going east
Headed up with no sleep
A fog is rolling in and Emily is tired
Swimming in the pools of promises she knows she can't keep

And she tells herself that this is temporary
Turns her head as she rumbles past her old street
And the sky is like a blanket
Hills are ragged edges and the air is sweet

That should keep you going
That should hold you there
Maybe this will cheer you, Emily
Someone around here can

Stepping off a train, suddenly she is back again
Nobody is here now
She thinks maybe she oughta find a hotel and book a room
Then she never really knew how

And the buildings are the same
The walls of glass, the neon signs across the bridge here
But Emily sees dogs and snakes
Hey Emily, come 'ere, smell your fear

Just what now is needed?
Just to hold you there
Maybe this will cheer you, Emily
No one has it fair

No one noticed when she hit the ground
Sometimes evening is a lonely place
Could anybody even understand the thoughts
That sit and moan behind that face

And Emily's been here for years
Preyed upon, ignored, abused, and now erased
Old maids and orphans, fools and princes wait for Emily
Be amazed

Cause in the end they couldn't
Even hold you there
And maybe this will cheer you, Emily
You're missing everywhere

Oh Emily, missing everywhere
Oh Emily, missing everywhere


Lyrics submitted by Aniland

Emily song meanings
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