"June 18, 1976" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
You were born in KC, Missouri
To a girl who wasn't married
After your birth she brought you to the nursery
Kissed your head and told you not to worry
And the quietly she turned and slipped away

In the elevator her heart began to pound
To the rooftop, in her slippers, and her gown
On the edge, she took one last look around
Then closed her eyes and pushed away

Speeding toward the ground
Through the air without a sound
So gracefully

Twelve flights down, nearly naked on the ground
Skin and tragedy always attract a crowd
So it was when the policeman came around
He took more than fifty eyewitness accounts
Each one in awe, for they'd never seen a girl so sad and beautiful

Speeding toward the ground
Through the air without a sound
Speeding toward the ground
Through the air without a sound
So gracefully


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"June 18, 1976" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    General Commentjesus loves us all... WORD
    :emo?:on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis has got to be one of the saddest song i have heard. its beautiful in it's pain
    dinahon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhoa. if you like this, you should try "tonite i will retire" by damien jurado
    rivason May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI never heard this song, but the lryics are very sad and depressing. and it's one of those songs you don't need to rack your brain thinking about what it means.
    tylenolon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrivas is right. "tonight i will retire" is awesome/sad. like this.
    DesignedToHideon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is definately one of PTL's best musically, lyrically, and emotionally. Top 5 easily.
    Bjorkmanon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPedro the Lion is definitely one of the deepest lyric-composers that Ive ever heard, it makes me forget that theyre a religious band. This does not deserve to be categorized along with the crap that we call emo. This isnt emo, its real. (I for the record hate most emo music, mostly because its shallow and written by idiots in garages in suburbia. This reflects otherwise.)
    senorbumblebeeon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti would like to extend a vist to the lyrics of magazine before anyone starts flaming on anything at all here.
    thank you.
    behind0youreyeson August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentah! Goosebumps...
    xTinkerBell138xon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI know a girl who's sad and beautiful. It's quite a stunning combination.

    A personal favourite at Pedro's live shows.
    Pilchardon August 26, 2002   Link

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