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The City Has Sex Lyrics

Artist: Bright Eyes
Album: Letting Off the Happiness

the city has sex with itself i suppose
as the concrete collides, the scenery grows
and the lonely once bandaged lay fully exposed
having undressed their wounds for each other
and there is a boy in a basement with a four track machine
he€™s been strumming and screaming all night, down there
the tape hiss will cover the words that he sings
but then they say it€™s better to bury your sadness
in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to awake from its sleep
and burst into green
and i€™ve cried and you would think i would better for it
but the sadness just sleeps and it stays in your spine
for the rest of your life
and i€™ve learned and you€™d think i€™d be something more now,
but it just goes to show it is not what you know
its what you were thinking at the time.
this feeling€™s familiar, i€™ve been here before
in a kitchen this quiet i waited for a sign or just something
that might reassure me of anything close to meaning or motion
(with a reason to move)
i need something i want to be close to
and i scream, but i still don€™t know why i do it
because the sound never stays it just swells and decays
so what is the point?
why try to fight what is now so certain?
the truth is all that i am is a passing event that will be forgotten.


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