She's a street light in the evening rain, 
An empty seat on the rush hour train. 
She's a polaroid lying on the street, 
She's the lover I may never meet. 


Every night I breathe her in, 
Feel her sink into my skin. 
Still I feel, 
That I am envious and obvious and desperate for your love, 
I am shouted by and criticised, 
Still I crave your touch. 
And I know the time you're killing is mine, 
But I... I don't mind. 


She's a phone call in the dead of night, 
A stranger's voice I recognize. 
She's a radio playing in the dark, 
She's the name you'll find written on my heart. 


Every night I breathe her in, 
Feel her sink into my skin. 
Still I feel 
That I am envious and obvious and desperate for your love, 
I am shouted by and criticised, 
Still I crave your touch. 
And I know the time you're killing is mine, 
But I... I don't mind. 


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

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    General Commentit's a wonderful love song about how unique a lover is... I think...
    skunkeron March 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat I take from this absolutely gorgeous song is that everywhere he goes, he sees this girl in everything, in the "radio playing in the dark" and the "polaroid lying on the street." It's so beautiful...I cried the first time I heard it.
    massofcloudson September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is about his girlfriend and missing her while touring.
    LegsEFCon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTom said about this: "This is a song for a city, and its the closest thing I've ever written to a love song, but it still features the word 'kill' in it". Haha, funny guy. This is a great bside track, and shows Tom always writes timeless classics even if they don't make the final cut of the album.
    Burkeyon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProviding an excellent and reliable source of lighting while consuming a lot less electricity of Sem’s semlight.com">street light. Means that the our solar street lights battery will last longer.LED street light meet the standard lighting requirements for many public area,having important urban service, at the same time having social & environmental impact.
    semadminon July 12, 2013   Link

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