She's the song that you tried to sing,
And the note that you couldn't hit.
So you locked her up in a music box,
And turned the key on all of us.

She spins silver strings in the dark,
With metal teeth that ring in her heart.
When the cover drops, the world just fades away from her waiting for her to say it:

K-I-S-S I'm in distress,
I need someone to spell it out
You know our love's not unconditional.

A book of matches and a cigarette,
A love note that you never sent,
You can fold it up but you won't forget

You can strike a match but it still might not light
Now I'm the one stuck inside this silver cage,
The bird that can't fly away clips it's wings if it sings of the way, the way that it hurt
Waiting for her to say it:


Low f-I-d-e-l-I-t-y do all love songs turn out this way? can't you hear me when I say:
You're in my heart, in my hands, around my neck.

We move like a carousel,
Streak lights and mirrors fill our eyes.
It's time to let this go,
But we can't stop spinning around

Lyrics submitted by xsaint2sinnerx, edited by SephNite

Telegraph Avenue Kiss Lyrics as written by Andrew Everding Iii

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    General Commentlooove this song, amazing. thursday just keeps gettin better
    Your_Biznatchon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm so happy they put this song on the record...I like it a lot better than the demo, it goes along with the whole feel of the album (now that I've listened to the whole thing) rather than the demo. "you're in my heart, in my hands, 'round my neck".........I LOVE Geoff's voice at that point. God damn, his voice sounds so good.
    Thursdayloveon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "K-I-S-S I'm in distress"
    BrianSeederson April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely not "I'm in distress", you can't hear the "sss" sound at the end of the last word. Plus, they usually relate words in the song to the title, and nothing really relates to telegraph AVENUE expcept the "k-i-s-s on the streets" part.
    Thursdayloveon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt *is* "K-I-S-S I'm in distress". It's also "Low F-I-D-E-L-I-T-Y". It's in the booklet.
    prayingmantis84on May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is pretty.
    typhanyon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's "Does every love song turn out this way?"
    It is "metal teeth in her heart"
    and it's "The way that it HURTS" plural
    Knife2aGunFighton May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmm.. i should really stop getting so attatched to demos.

    i like the new song.. though they took out some of my favourite bits..
    ahh well
    i think it's about being stuck in a bad relationship and the other person has no idea.
    Flat_out_of_changeon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just got the cd and the booklet doesnt have these lyrics?
    anyone eles have this problem
    xsaint2sinnerxon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyah, the lyrics werent in my booklet ether....misprint? missing page? conspiracy? i don't know.
    hellfireSDon May 09, 2006   Link

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