Looking out on my roof last night
Woken up from a dream
I saw a typhoon coming in close
Bringing the clouds down to the sea
Making the world look gray and alone
Taking all light from my view
Keeping everyone in
And keeping me here with you

Around you now, I can't sleep no more baby
Around you still, don't want to leave yet

Woken up from a dream last night
Somewhere lost in war
I couldn't feel my feet or hands
I didn't feel right anymore
I knew there I'd die alone
With no one to reach to
But an angel came down
And brought me back to you

I'd rather leave this world forever baby
Than let life go the way it's going

Watching an old fight film last night
Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim
The boy from Seoul was hanging in good
But the pounding took to him
And there in the square he lay alone
Without face without crown
And the angel who looked upon
Never came down

You never know what day could pick you baby
Out of the air, out of nowhere

Come to me once more my love
Show me love I've never known
Sing to me once more my love
Words from your younger years
Sing to me once more my love
Songs that I love to hear

Birds gather 'round my window
Fly with everything I love about the day
Flowers, blue and gold and orange
Rise with everything I love about the day

Walk with me down these strange streets
How have we come to be here
So kind are all these people
How have we come to know them


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    General CommentThis is my favourite Sun Kil Moon song.

    I have no idea what it means because this is the first time I've known what the hell he was saying. From glancing at these lyrics, I'd say it's about a past love.
    soundless_spaceon September 05, 2007   Link

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