Well, I know that it is freezing
But I think we'll have to walk
Keep waving at the taxis
They keep turning their lights off
But Julie knows a party
At some actor's West Side loft
Supplies are endless in the evening
By the morning they'll be gone

When everything is lonely
I can be my own best friend
Get a coffee and the paper
Have my own conversations
With the sidewalk and the pigeons
And my window reflection
The mask I polish in the evening
By the morning looks like shit

And I know you have a heavy heart
I can feel it when we kiss
And many men stronger than me
Have thrown their backs out trying to lift it
But me, I'm not a gamble
You can count on me to split
The love I sell you in the evening
By the morning won't exist

You're looking skinny like a model
With your eyes all painted black
Keep going to the bathroom
Always say you'll be right back
Well, it takes one to know one, kid
I think you've got it bad
But what's so easy in the evening
By the morning's such a drag

I've got a flask inside my pocket
We can share it on the train
And if you promise to stay conscious
I will try and do the same
Yeah, we might die from medication
But we sure killed all the pain
But what was normal in the evening
By the morning seems insane

And I'm not sure what the trouble was
That started all of this
The reasons all have run away
But the feeling never did
It's not something I would recommend
But it is one way to live
Because what is simple in the moonlight
By the morning never is

Yeah, it was simple in the moonlight
Now it's so complicated
It was so simple in the moonlight
So simple in the moonlight
So simple in the moonlight

Lyrics submitted by marquicerise

Lua song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a cover of the song by Bright Eyes. You can find this at automaticjoy.com
    marquiceriseon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti never heard it but i love the lyrics
    cigarette_paintingon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a beautiful cover.
    Colosimoon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthey covered lua?! does anyone know where i can listen to this?
    pirate-sammyon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hate this cover with a passion.
    lauradeeon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the original with a passion and love this cover with equal conviction. Something in Amanda's voice gets me every time. Her voice strains at just the right time...mmm can't say enough. Obviously, the song is about living with depression and all the things that come along with it. The lines
    "And I'm not sure what the trouble was
    That started all of this
    The reasons all have run away
    But the feeling never did"
    have always hit especially hard, to me it describes chronic depression to a tee. Love it.
    eightfootkimon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs much as I FUCKING LOVE The Dresden Dolls, the Bright Eyes most definitely did this song way better.
    CamillaCatriceon January 30, 2010   Link

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