We gave the cities to the women
We thought it was the least that we could do
We were under the impression that freedom
Was more than just the freedom
To wipe shit off of your shoe

And we talked about the way that people are
As we drive towards Salt Lake
Away from a lake of fire, we say
How could they not have known!
How could they not have known!
Until we drive fifty miles too far

And we will find a spot in the sun
Where we will let our hearts run wild
They will come back late
They will come back black
But then we'll hear black is back in style
Said they will come back broken
They will come back black
But then we'll hear that black is back in style

And we'll be the last to know
We'll be the last to know
We'll be the last to know
That black is back in style

We'll be the last to know
We'll be the last to know
We'll be the last to know
That black is back in style



Lyrics submitted by VermillionNIN, edited by mykejm

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    General CommentI can't say for sure but I took a road trip recently in the company of someone with whom I shouldn't have been spending alone time and the lines

    "Until we drive fifty miles too far

    And we will find a spot in the sun
    Where we will let our hearts run wild"

    sound a LOT like the point in the drive where the kid gloves come off and you start letting yourselves feel the thing you're not supposed to. And at least at that point - when you know you're setting yourself up for pain - you can console yourself in knowing that, by the time you've recovered enough to look up again, to try to be cool for the people around you, you'll have been living a thing that sounds real romantic to everyone else, and they'll all be jealous.

    Sigh.
    AlbertGatoron April 03, 2015   Link

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