Took a drive into the sprawl To find the house where we used to stay I couldn't read the number in the dark You said "let's save it for another day"
I took a drive into the sprawl To find the places we used to play It was the loneliest day of my life You're talking at me, but I'm still far away
Let's take a drive through the sprawl Through these towns they built to change And then you said "The emotions are dead" It's no wonder that you feel so strange
Cops showing their lights On the reflectors of our bikes Said "Do you kids know what time it is?" Well, sir, it's the first time I felt like something's mine Like I have something to give
The last defender of the sprawl Said "Well, where do you kids live?" Well, sir, if you only knew what the answer's worth Been searching every corner of the earth
Writer/s: Jeremy Gara, Regine Chassagne, Richard R Parry, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Win Butler
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.