Well the world was super silent
And I was pining in a crossroads way
For a note in a vacant lot
Or to stow away in a pick up truck
Some secret girl she'd let me love her
When the day awoke it was without her
There was no sign of my overcoat
No dirty dish no clumsy note

She'd said it was alright
When I'd lost her in that slummy hall
Like kissing for the first time
And you walk home feeling ten foot tall, properly

Out on the main street my mind's a blizzard
I spotted her and I said 'Hey listen is everything O'K?'
I feel so so spent in this unhinged way
We're into winter and that overcoat I sure miss it
Then a fire engine screamed it barely missed us
And I couldn't hear anything at all
Things got foggy I can't quite recall

Things looked so strange
And the fire engines made us small
Like kissing for the first time
And you walk home feeling ten foot tall

All these girls dresses like balloons
Jack hammer clubs mile length queues
I gotta hit it

Are you going my way slowly?

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    General CommentOne of my favourite songs from one of my favourite bands. This song is about having a conversation with someone you are really connected to but on a noisy street so you can't hear what they are saying. The band have said that this song was inspired by a book of short stories from Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth).
    scratcherno1on January 24, 2011   Link

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