"The Ledge" as written by and Paul Westerberg....
All eyes look up to me
High above the filthy streets
Heed no bullhorn when it calls
Watch me fly and die, watch me fall

I'm the boy they can't ignore,
For the first time in my life, I'm sure
All the love sent up high to pledge
Won't reach the ledge

Wind blows cold from the west
I smell coffee, I smell doughnuts for the press (on their breath?)
A girl that I knew once years ago
Is tryin' to be reached on the phone

I'm the boy she can't ignore,
For the first time in my life, I'm sure
All the love sent up high to pledge...

(Repeat)

Priest kneels silent, all is still
Policeman reaches from the sill
Watch him, watch him try his best
There'll be no medal pinned to his chest

I'm the boy they couldn't ignore,
For the first time in my life, I'm sure

(Repeat)

I'm the boy for the last time in my life

All the love that they pledge
For the last time will not reach the ledge...


Lyrics submitted by krushzed, edited by robert1822

"The Ledge" as written by Paul Westerberg

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    General CommentSuicide. The scream at the end always gives me chills.
    ratanxon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song
    wheaties409on May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song was banned by MTV 'cause it encouraged teen suicide.
    apricot_on April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen he sings that last verse, my heart stops

    "Priest kneels silent, all is still
    Policeman reaches from the sill
    Watch him, watch him try his best
    There'll be no medal pinned to his chest"

    Hopefully someday a copy of Paul's vocal circulates on the internet. I'd love to hear just the vocals on this song
    Jestoon425on August 19, 2017   Link

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