Broke the winter's back
And split for the Sun
Shot through the night from a frozen gun
With my eyes to the skies
And one foot to the ground
I really gotta' go
Away

It's a rough n' tumble
Come down at the break of day
Sitting here staring out across the bay
With that sunrise in your eyes
There's never really too much to say
But I really gotta' go
Away

'Cause heartbreaks are incurable
And I'm up all night
Stone-faced in New York City
Trying to set things right

She talks with her hands and she's saying goodbye
Nobody's gonna' tell me why
They just say time, time heals all
But I don't believe them

'Cause heartbreaks are incurable
And I'm up all night
Stone-faced in New York City
Trying to set things right

Now time rolls on religiously, swift and sly
Bullet train full of souls riding through the night
Everyone thinks they can slow it down
I used to be like that before I knew you

There ain't nothing as dead as a dead romance
Nothing more alive than the city tonight
Storefront windows reflecting me
Where my steel cut heart can feel the electricity
Look at me now, whose gonna' take me there?
From this lighting and the thunder and you, the eighth wonder

She talks with her hands and she's saying goodbye
Nobody's gonna' tell me why
They just say time, time heals all
But I don't, I don't, I don't believe them

'Cause heartbreaks are incurable
And I'm up all night
Stone faced in New York City
Trying to set things right

Look at me now, whose gonna' take me there
From this lighting and the thunder and you, the eighth wonder

She sang rock n' roll with the devil


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    He cleared up the misconception at his concert last night. It's NOT about a break up (terminally ill romance). It's actually about an airport terminal romance.

    He talked about that feeling you get in an airport terminal when you see a girl you instantly fall in love with. But you never have the guts to talk to her and you never end up sitting with her on the flight.

    I thought it was cool, because sitting in the airport before a long flight is one of the coolest feelings and can be such a huge moment in your life. Definitely makes sense with the lyrics too, but I never would have thought of that without him saying so.

    novascotiaon June 10, 2013   Link
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    It's pretty simple just like most of the album it's about a break-up with a girl in New York

    cameroni30on October 12, 2008   Link
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    Agreed. Awesome song. EPIC.

    Fordy_Styleson May 02, 2009   Link

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