By the time that you told me
it was already plain that you'd changed
But your conscience was clean
and as white as a line of cocaine
My back to the wall of your bedroom apartment
you're talking in circles,
got two cigarettes burning
and I couldn't hide how afraid
I was to see you so strange

Don't get me wrong
I've got no ill will for you
it's just been so long
I thought I'd always know you
But you're so far gone
up where the air gets thin...
You cut the kite strings.

I've seen my name in lights
I've seen my face in papers
hut my civilian life,
I spent ten good years waiting,
waiting for you

You charmed the name
You picked the card
You bent the spoon
A curved plane,
the shapes change
Euclid's made to play the fool, but

I don't know what that stuff does to you
and I don't know if it's real, but
I spent a decade in love with you
and I can't tell if you're here, cause

The man I knew
I don't think that he can hear me now
So dizzy with the altitude
it's just too far

Who am I to tell you to come down?
(Lucky that my palette still prefers a legal poison)
Who am I to tell you to come down?
(Sit back and raise a glass, a glass to easy choices.)
Who am I, yeah who am I
yeah who am I
to tell you to come down?


Last night you came to kiss me in a dream
and when I woke,
what kind of foolishness is this
breathed out a lungful of your smoke
I've seen you at your brightest
what a mind, let it burn
who am I to pull you down to earth?
Yeah, who am I to tell you to come down?

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