"The Day We Left Town" as written by and Even Johansen....
As the morning sun seeps in through a crack in the blinds
We open up our eyes
Let's get off this queen-sized bed
Where far too many tears have been shed
And dreams were left for dead

It's such a glorious day
So come what may
You and I, we're off to see the world

We'll put on our best clothes
Bring only what we need
Douse the walls with kerosene
Drop a match from the mezzanine

Get into the car
We'll watch it from afar
As the flames kiss the sky
There's only you and I
Let it burn to the ground
Cause we're not hanging 'round
It's the day you and I are leaving town

Let it burn, let it burn
Cause today you and I are leaving town

It's the day we're leaving town
It's the day we're leaving it all behind
You and I

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"The Day We Left Town" as written by Even Johansen

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    General Commentwhat a beautiful demolition.
    slinkstersarson October 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about finally making that escape with the one you love. maybe the day you look around and finally realise "why do we put up with all this shit, let's just run away" and thus this song manages to capture that feeling perfectly, real or imagined. lovely.
    paul_bankson May 26, 2008   Link

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