We are all tethered, we are all torn from our stations
And left here to weather that never does what it should.

In somebody’s house in somebody’s kitchen refrigerator, spot somebody’s picture.
You’ve never seen and probably never will but still, you steal.

Stay in my mind, I need someone to recall.
Stay as you were, when you leaned in the light of the hall.

stop swallowing glass just to cough up some blood for attention.
stop smiling at me, as if to say, you proved me wrong and its all ok, well its not.

You start to choke cause you hate cigarettes
Mostly you know this sometimes you forget.
Well it starts to add up like a bad debt follows you.

Stay in my mind, I need someone to recall.
Stay as you were, when you leaned in the light of the hall.
Stay still I need to know where you are.
Stay near, my memory fails when you’re far.

They march through this town like a circus parade
Ransack the gullible, set fires, get paid.
And all through the streets a commotion is made
But when you look the next day, nothing has changed here at all.


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    General Commentstop swallowing glass just to cough up some blood for attention. - best line in the song
    destr0yon August 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment" stay in my mind, i need someone to recall. "
    lauralaurenton March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsorry about dresden is just great.
    nightingale!singon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was 'like all of the sleep that you never get, well it starts to add up like a bad debt follows you' this song is amazing.
    thatswhatImeanton April 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus to this song is so catchy but in a really subtle way, i dont know what it is exactly, perhaps the chord progression or the relaxed way of singing but i cant get enough... not sure about the other stuff i've heard by this band though.
    Jonnyxxon September 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDependency at its worst/best.
    _crankhearton December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite dresden song. I love the simple melody, and the guys voice (I think his name is matt) really matches the song well.
    brokenspoonson January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHis name is Matt Oberst. He is a middle school teacher at Sterling Montessori in Morrisville, NC. He was my English and history teacher for 2 years. I hear that one time his brother, Connor Oberst, came to visit our school and came in our classroom, but I didn't know who he was back then and I didn't notice.
    GermanOrganistBrockon July 28, 2008   Link

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