you’re looking at yourself a lot
standing in the glass with a costume on
posed for no one but you were caught

ruffled dresses and parasols
rhinestone rings and high-heeled soles
wrapped in cloth from your head to toe

cover up your shoulders
we're going out and it’s cold
leaving all our enemies
and my man at the back door

night is frosty
the cool air and the kind breeze
i saw my best boy standing
at the bar where i left him

walking off the winter
i'm going out in the cool, cold air
leaving all my enemies
and my lows at the back door

staring out the window
i’ve got my rings and my rhinestones
dusting off my cuffs

rain goes down
and the wind it howls
and your feet are wet and cold

rain goes down
like an empty sound
and you’re walking home alone

rain goes down
and the dogs don’t howl
and your feet are wet and cold



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    General CommentThese are the official lyrics:

    You're looking at yourself a lot
    Standing in the glass with a costume on
    Posed for no one but you were caught

    Ruffled dresses and parasols
    Rhinestone rings and high-heeled soles
    Wrapped in cloth from your head to toe

    Cover up your shoulders
    We're going out and it's cold
    Leaving all our enemies
    and my man at the back door

    The night was frosty
    The cool air and the kind breeze
    I saw my best boy standing
    At the bar where I left him

    Walking off the winter
    I'm going out in the cool cold air
    Leaving all my enemies
    and my lows at the back door

    Staring out the window
    I've got my rings and my rhinestones
    Dusting off my cuffs

    Rain rolls down
    and the wind howls
    and your feet are wet and cold

    Rain rolls down
    Like an empty sound
    and you're walking home alone

    Rain rolls down
    and the dogs don't howl
    and your feet are wet and cold

    Rain rolls down
    Like an empty sound
    and you're walking home alone
    Nicoolason July 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentAlmost mundane in a Rockwellian way, this is a wonderful capture of such a common routine for so many people in their 20's - in this case a woman - before going out on a weekend night to the club to do the things we do (ie - have fun, sure, but hopefully also hook up). In this case, she has high hopes as she dresses slightly on the slutty side like so many women just hoping for some innocent fun without being that Grade-A slut that we all inevitable see somewhere...but nevertheless finds her night ending like so many of ours - walking home alone. Most of us know what this is like. I can't think of another song that captures such a familiar piece of our day-to-day lives. The music captures the melancholy mood very well. This is one of the best songs on the album without question.
    Minneapolitanon December 10, 2014   Link

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