It's amazing how much time love saves you at first
When you rediscover your reason to work
And your aimless dreaming has found a target
And normalize and greed all function return
Came home early, quarter to two
I don't need more wine, I'm coming for you

We carry pictures in our pretend wallet
Of ourselves and heavily edited seventies
With better handwriting and longer days at the park
And dinners with no drama the professor and Mary Anne
Came home early, a quarter to two
I don't need more wine, I'm coming for you

When I was young, I didn't know if I was better off asleep or up
Now I've grown up, I wonder what was that world I was dreaming of
When I was young, I didn't know if I was better off asleep or up
Now I've grown up, I wonder what was that world I was dreaming of
What was that world I was dreaming of
What was that world I was dreaming of
Late summer returns. Airless apartment; I lean out the window
Deals on our regular shirts, same fright/delight as last year, more-so
When I was young, I didn't know if I was better off asleep or up
Now I've grown up, I wonder what was that world I was dreaming of
What was that world I was dreaming of
What was that world I was dreaming of.


Lyrics submitted by ankiankianki, edited by JeffBissonnette

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    My InterpretationHe thought that all of his answers in life would be answered by falling in love and it's energizing and purpose....and then he came home and found his carefully constructed dream life shattered. Now he's lost because his view of what his life would be is.......
    gilbagon August 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think it should be:

    Late summer returns. Airless apartment; I lean out the window
    Deals on our regular shirts. Same fright/delight as last year (more-so).
    JeffBissonnetteon April 20, 2014   Link

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