"Going to Japan" as written by and John Darnielle....
there's a north wind coming in
and there's a west wind coming in
and there's an east wind coming in
and there's a strong wind blowing in from the south
and there's a sweet metallic taste in my mouth.
there's a dead feeling lingering over the wind.

and there's a one-way ticket in my hot little hand
and I'm kissing your eyelids and I'm going to japan.

there's life and liberty on my tongue
and there's a dead silence where the wind-chimes hung
and on some mountain somewhere in the world it's snowing
but here in the fields there's not a thing growing.
maybe next year, ya know, there is a way of knowing.
there's wind coming in from all directions.
there's a coat on my shoulders--midnight connections.

and I'm kissing you and leaving you behind in the sand.
I'm holding you a while then I'm going to japan.

Lyrics submitted by mattjanosko

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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this song yet, it's far and away one of my favorite going to songs.
    i especially love the last three lines of the first verse, and he sings them perfectly. also, i think it's "there's a dead feeling lingering all over the land"
    warsaw_350125on October 08, 2009   Link

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