I can hear the soft breathing
Of the girl that I love,
As she lies here beside me
Asleep with the night,
And her hair, in a fine mist
Floats on my pillow,
Reflecting the glow
Of the winter moonlight.

She is soft, she is warm,
But my heart remains heavy,
And I watch as her breasts
Gently rise, gently fall,
For I know with the first light of dawn
I'll be leaving,
And tonight will be
All I have left to recall.

Oh, what have I done,
Why have I done it,
I've committed a crime,
I've broken the law.
For twenty-five dollars
And pieces of silver,
I held up and robbed
A hard liquor store.

My life seems unreal,
My crime an illusion,
A scene badly written
In which I must play.
Yet I know as I gaze
At my young love beside me,
The morning is just a few hours away.


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Wednesday Morning, 3 A.m. song meanings
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    General CommentSimon wrote about breasts alot.

    He likes breasts.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on September 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's an allegory for anytime I do something I should not have done (or vice versa), or for any other reason that I might not be looking forward to tomorrow. But while the sun is still hidden, and "... she lies here beside me Asleep with the night", sadness cannot touch me.
    "Yet I know as I gaze
    At my young love beside me,
    The morning is just a few hours away."
    mjhon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthow hard must be for someone to do something REALLY REALLY stupid without realizing consequences. In this case, the dude will lose the girl due to a crime commited. However, the whole song is about time going away, time that never comes back, the time left till the morning, the time spent with her: the whole present time.
    miguel82on December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust reading this makes me want to die.
    Demolitionon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with demolition, what a horrible feeling this song evokes.
    misterLonelyon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with demolition, what a horrible feeling this song evokes.
    misterLonelyon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust reading the comments to Bleecker Street, and it said something about the "30 dollars pays you rent" line being a reference to the thirty pieces of silver paid to Judas.

    Twenty five dollars is conspicuously short, but there are pieces of silver involved too?
    vegetariancannibalon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song is an amazingly evocative and melancholic description of being in love but having to be parted with your lover for a significant amount of time. It has such a feeling of stillness, as if he is wishing that time would really just stand still in this moment.
    samberr33on December 16, 2008   Link

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