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Baby, come out
I'll meet you in the street
At the place by the old fire station
We'll get something to eat
Like we talked about

Baby, come down
It's been a while now
I've got so many things I could tell you
If my stubborn mouth doesn't let me down

And I can't look at you straight-on
You're made of something different than I know

I try to slip the marching clock
But centipedes invade my thoughts
Without free will I heel and I go
I step onto that metal plate
Where it meets the dazzling sound of trains
And I beg those trains to run

'Cause I can't look at you straight-on
You're made from something different than I know

My eyes are on the sidewalk
It's gum holding your feet
I swear under my breath
Because I'm starving in your gravity
You're made from something different than I know

You linger just a little long
I see your gun is drawn with the safety on
You can walk me back to my hotel
Like it was home
And I smell those fools you made cordwood of
In petty dreams that leave me sleeping here, in your arms

City swans, our crook'd necks long
City swans

And I can't look at you straight-on
You're made from something different than I know

And it breaks my heart just like the day
That I looked down and I realized
I'd been sailing so long I'd become the shore

City swans, our crook'd necks long
City swans
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Help out with the missing lyrics, folks! Tough to hear some of the words...

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Lyrics as I heard them:

Baby, come out I'll meet you in the street at the place by the old fire station We'll get something to eat, like we talked about

Baby, come down It's been a while now I've got so many things I could tell you, If my stubborn mouth doesn't let me down

And I can't look at you straight on You're made from something different than I know

Try to slip the marching clock, But centipedes invade my thoughts Without free will I heel and I go

You step on to that metal plate Where it meets the dazzling sound of trains, And I beg those trains to run,

'Cause I can't look at you straight on You're made from something different than I know

My eyes are on the sidewalk And it's gung-ho to your feet I swear under my breath because I'm starving in your gravity

You're made from something different than I know

Linger just a little long I see your gun is drawn, with the safety on You can't walk me back to my hotel like it was home

And I smell those fools you make hardwood of in petty dreams that leave me sleeping here, In your arms City swans, our crooked necks long City swans

I can't look at you straight on You're made from something different than I know

And it breaks my heart just like the day that I looked down And I realized I'd been sailing so long I'd become the shore City swans, our crooked necks long City swans


Take that as you will!

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Added lyrics from the official booklet

Thanks! Just got mine, good stuff.

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New posted lyrics are from me.

From the booklet with a small edit to what was actually sung.

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New posted lyrics are from me.

From the booklet with a small edit to what was actually sung.

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This song—mentioned to me, knowing n all...towards me, by a long old time love once it was burnt down and passed. His meaning, I didn’t get really, but damn if I don’t listen hard to this now and again, and hurt.

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