"Roosevelt Island" as written by and Eleanor Friedberger....
Saw a picture of girl with the same hair
And I'm posed next to her copping a smile
Made a great photo but I never thought I'd see her again
Didn't really wanna ever see her again
When I'm alone on the train it was hard to imagine you caring about
On your own
I can't believe you brought her back for me
That day was supposed to be like spring break
But it was dark and cool
And the sandbags are dirty,and gritty under our shoes.

I brought my camera and have a shot of us you
And that guy who died down in Philly on the beach
The cyclone made you sick
It was a seamless sort of trip
But the time we took the tram down to Roosevelt island
You made me feel like I was
More like you than like me
I like that

But even when I was trying to score
And we sat on the bench on that designated corner
When we didn't have cell phones
And waited for a man and we jumped on the subway back down town

It always kicks in and it, always kicks in and it
Sets your mind, something about the motion
It sets your mind, sets your mind
You really have to convince yourself it would be better outside
It doesn't seem like anything could be better than that
Riding that train
And then you step outside you step outside
And the sun is shining
Can't believe you would ever go underground
That's crazy.
How'd they figure out even how to build that thing
Oh it goes and it goes

Meet at the bar where the floor lights up and
Every other square turns to red and green
Just to make us go and stop, and stop and go
I go sleep on the train
And wake up next to that guy we used to hate
But the sound of his voice
And the sound of his giggling
Makes me want to be his friend again
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes

It always kicks in and it, always kicks in and it
Sets your mind, something about the motion
It sets your mind, sets your mind,
It's hard to convince yourself it would be better outside

It doesn't seem like anything could be better than that
Riding that train
And then you step outside you step outside
And the sun is shining
Can't believe you would ever go underground
That's crazy.

And it goes, and it goes
And it goes, and it goes
And it goes, and it goes
And it goes, and it goes
Oh it goes, and it goes
And it goes, and it goes
Oh it goes and it goes


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"Roosevelt Island" as written by Eleanor Friedberger

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    you saw a picture of a girl with the same hair
    and i posed next to her copping a smile

    it was hard to imagine you CARRYING ABOUT on your own
    i can't believe you brought HER back for me

    we even went uptown to score sat on a bench on that designated corner
    when we didn't have cellphones and waited for A/OUR MAN

    it always kicks in, it always kicks in
    it sets your mind, something about the motion
    TheWrongGirlon December 31, 2011   Link

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