For everyone
And sleeping at night.
And you're good enough.
I'm not gonna eat it.
You wear yourself out.
You're talking backwards.
You wear yourself out.
You wear yourself out out.

I thought I was too high.
I fall so low that now I,
I learn
Breaking out the room
I learn
Everything's okay.

Call in the coast guard.
We're going under
Sooner or later.
They're going under
On the edges,
They're going to burn now
Sooner or later.

You can
Mess around my head.
Hold on.
And then tomorrow night
We'll sleep as on the right.

If this bird gets us home
I'll never fly again.
And then, I learn
Another room
Hang on

Lyrics submitted by bkat004

"Tenley-Town" as written by Matthew Frederick Barrick James Hamilton Leithauser

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think the lyrics are wrong on this.
    I think it's "You and your cellphone/ you're talking backwards" instead of "you wear yourself out"

    I also think he's saying "Hang On" instead of "I learn"

    love this song though
    sunshowers23on July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, these are the lyrics to This Job Is Killing Me
    grassh0pperuniton October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disconcur, sir.
    Javonathonon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe sings this song with so much passion.
    it could be about anything.
    Javonathonon April 11, 2007   Link
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    Lyric Correction"On the edges,
    They're going to burn now"

    I always thought this line was "and the engines, they're going to burn out"

    Keeps with the plane crashing theme in the song.
    diggitydankon October 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe walkmen went to high school in DC. There's this one area of DC called tenleytown, and it's mostly teenage kids getting drunk and high, which can be easily interpreted from this song. I also get the feeling of growing up and letting go..
    lionsmurphyon November 05, 2010   Link

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