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


Lyrics submitted by LittleEyes, edited by DrewInTheDen

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    General CommentHelp out with the missing lyrics, folks! Tough to hear some of the words...
    LittleEyeson August 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLyrics 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!
    TylerMaltoson September 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAdded lyrics from the official booklet
    DrewInTheDenon September 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNew posted lyrics are from me.

    From the booklet with a small edit to what was actually sung.
    SpeakingTigeron September 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNew posted lyrics are from me.

    From the booklet with a small edit to what was actually sung.
    SpeakingTigeron September 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis 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.
    jroberts71on January 03, 2019   Link

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