He was seen on the fifteenth floor
Straight up and straight down
He seemed to lean into the wind
And scream like an old bloodhound
Two more inches would do it
Midnight to midday
There was always a crowd
A traffic jam and someone to pray
Heaven above, hold him back
Hold out and hold on
He would say to himself
I'll be bigger than life when I'm gone

He's a legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
A legend unto himself
There's nothing between him and the pavement
And there's nothing between him and anyone else

Everyday he would try
Two feet up two feet down
Fifteen stories high
Became old familiar ground
Nice view of the river today
Sunrise and sunset
A lady screamed on the street below
He wished she hadn't noticed just yet
Kinda peaceful up here all alone
Hangouting around
Till everyone comes to see
Again they'll all be let down


Leaned out far today
Too far too close
He closed his eyes and he felt the wind
He could hear the silence of the crowd almost
Fifteen stories is quite a tall tale
Straight up and straight down
The crowd disappeared and the traffic returned
The legend spread quickly through town

He became a legend unto himself
A legend unto himself (x8)

Lyrics submitted by jocelyne

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    General CommentIt's about a guy who stood out on a roof every day thinking about suicide, almost daring himself to do it. After doing this for some time he actually ends up killing himself...
    dcheesybon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJay wrote this song about Kurt Cobain's suicide.
    judithavoryon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentso catchy
    peethingon April 01, 2006   Link

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