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The wind blows and binds our bones together
All dressed up in piano wire, love notes, and feathers
The slow drift, drag, uplift
We float to heaven
Far below our homes glow
Just like dozing embers.

I don't care what you thought he would say
There's no surprises left
Except death
Living in this modern age
If planes still fly, tugboats still float, despite their weight
Seems like luck would have cast its chips
And walked away

You say everything [they ever taught us to live?]
You can tell 'em all the gravities that brought us to kiss
You could plead
It wasn't me
I couldn't murder my friends
How 'bout we give a shit about us and not them

So scrape all the change you collect from dressers and desks
And pack your pockets full of food until your skirt seems to slip
Tie your silken sheets together, hang it fast from the bed
And meet me in the car park outside of the fence

I've got an auto-reverse tape deck
A bag full of cassettes
A pack of cigarettes
Let's leave tonight

I've got an auto-reverse tape deck
A bag full of cassettes
A pack of cigarettes
Let's leave tonight

C'mon, let's take a ride
[???]
Strange thing that you thought was love
It's just electric pull and pulse
Won't you fall asleep with me
[???]
Whisper in your ear
Shake your dreams, shake your dreams

Seems like you would never win
Seems like you would never win
Seems like you would never win
Seems like you would never win
Seems like you would never win
Seems like you would never win
Seems like you would never win

Every second that we second-guess
Is like we're taking backwards steps
The rain is falling in reverse
Her skin is sliding back to bed
The sun is rising to the west
And the flourishes in your family chest
Are sneaking in to rape again
And strangle the life right out your chest

And I'll never know what's best
Like the rest who spin you lies
Perfectly dressed up in disguise
As wisdom and sage advice
I can't tell you how to live your life
I hold your hand from here
I can hear them coming near
And I'm tired of running scared

I've got an auto-reverse tape deck
A bag full of cassettes
A pack of cigarettes
Let's leave tonight

I've got an auto-reverse tape deck
A bag full of cassettes
A pack of cigarettes
Let's leave tonight



Lyrics submitted by fauxtwenny, edited by Introvertf

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    Song MeaningAstro says this song is about, no matter what the circumstances, when you love someone and they don't love you back, it's totally okay to kidnap them.
    fauxtwennyon September 12, 2012   Link

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