"Where the Spirit Left Us" as written by and Will Sheff....
Through the war and the soft spring rustle
Streets are selling some summer hustle
Across the Maple Street Bridge, in a bristling fog
Just whistling on is a bowl of prattle
Just a high snowball on a curb in the fall
Through the parking lot at Christmas
I heard a whisper, I heard him call
He was where the chest was
Only way our lives open wide and have a shade
That this is to say
If you're on a ferry, freezing time for a while
Throw the waste, that's where the spirit left
Underneath the house, stuck the frame out here
Smells like sweat and gasoline
And when you get hard and your eyes get mean
'Cause you're on the march but I could almost kiss you
Don't let them swish you, you have this song, you can take it with you
Stay lonely, open wide as a fire, a flame
Don't be ashamed
Loose a little, lied eyes while our lives fade to gray'
Did the silence drop? Did your Walkman stop?
Did the edge turn cold 'cause the message was so close?
Oh, did you chock it? Oh, can I know?
I know where this is going because we always blow it
Only way our lives open wide and have a shade, it's just that way
Flow down that rive, freezing time, fully wide, just throw the waste
That's where the spirit waste
Only way our lives, your eyes on fire, mind your flame
We won't be dismayed
When the sun is out and you're screaming by
I swear that if I had my way
You know I would've blessed it


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"Where the Spirit Left Us" as written by Will Sheff

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    General Commentcorrection:

    Through the wall in a soft spring rustle.
    Street-side selling some summer hustle.
    And across the Maple Street Bridge
    in a bristling fall, just whistling,
    All's a balled-up riddle, just a high snowball, on a curve-and-fall
    through a parking lot at Christmas.
    I heard her whisper. I heard him call.
    Here's what the gist was:

    Only wary in our lives-
    Open-eyed and half-ashamed that is to say.
    A float on a ferry, freezing, tired, fully wired, a total waste,
    that's where the spirit left us.

    Underneath the house, just like a flameout teen
    who smells like sweat and gasoline.
    Kid, I stand with you.
    And when you get hard, and your eyes get mean
    because you're on the march...
    well, I could almost kiss you.
    Don't let them twist you.
    Here have this song- you can take it with you:

    Stay lonely, open-wide,
    your eyes all fire, your mind aflame.
    Don't be disgraced.
    Loose of limb, unlionized, while all liars fade to grey.
    I know you feel detested.

    Did a silence drop? Did your walkman stop?
    Did the air turn cold? Was the message just so close?
    Oh but did you choke it? Oh, kid, I know.
    I know where this is going.
    Because we always blow it.

    Only wary in our lives -
    Open-eyed and half-ashamed.
    It's just that way.
    Afloat down that river, freezing, tired, fully wired, a total waste,
    that's where the spirit left us.
    Only wary in our lives,
    your eyes all fire, your mind aflame,
    and don't be dismayed,
    when this sobbing world goes screaming by.
    I swear that if I had my way,
    you know I would have blessed it.
    arclightson January 07, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about Will Sheff looking back on his younger self and thinking about how emotional he was and how he did things that would seem embarrassing but instead of feeling ashamed about it he praises his younger self for being so alive.
    kkaledson January 18, 2014   Link

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