"The Role of the Hero in Antiquity" as written by and Nansel/kasher/oberst/bowen....
I fell asleep today
It rained all afternoon
The apartment felt too small
I take up to much room

The night has worn away
But she hasn't disappeared
I wanted to say goodbye
But the lonely gray of privacy abounds
Like the kings of ancient times
The light has struck, opened our eyes
And what we saw
The glory of our life unfolds before us
At the edge of all our dreams
Nothing is the way it seems, we used to be
As history wipes clean the slate that sits
In our eyes, in our eyes

I fell asleep today
It rained all afternoon
The apartment felt too small
I take up to much room
The night has worn away
But she hasn't disappeared
I want to say, I want to say
I want to say goodbye

And you, you'll always be my friend
(I fell asleep today, it rained all afternoon)
I never wanted this to end and now it has
(The apartment felt too small, I take up to much room)
(The night has worn away but she hasn't disappeared)
Forgetfulness will dry the tears that fall
From our eyes
(I want to say, I want to say, I want to say goodbye)
From our eyes, from our eyes


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    General CommentThis song doesn't have a comment. So I'll comment on it. It's a nice song. Good Commander Venus stuff. Go Conor.
    Misheson March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"And what we saw, the glory of our life unfolds before us
    At the edge of all our dreams, nothing is the way it seems we used to be " that's so beatiful, so fucking beautiful. i think i love conor, or at least his voice.
    museformurdererson March 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song? It's awesome. It's just beautiful. "Forgetfulness will dry the tears that fall from our eyes." Words that could never be more true. Real poignant lyrics. Mmm.
    fourbysixon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like the dissonance in this song. It adds so much more to it.

    I love the lyrics. So cutting, and true, and relate-able.

    This is one of my most favorite songs ever.
    E Bensonon November 18, 2004   Link

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