Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Album: The Suburbs (2010)
  • They heard me singing and they told me to stop,
    Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock,
    These days, my life, I feel it has no purpose,
    But late at night the feelings swim to the surface.
    'Cause on the suburbs the city lights shine,
    They're calling at me, 'come and find your kind.'

    Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small,
    Then we can never get away from the sprawl,
    Living in the sprawl,
    Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains,
    And there's no end in sight,
    I need the darkness someone please cut the lights.

    We rode our bikes to the nearest park,
    Sat under the swings, we kissed in the dark,
    We shield our eyes from the police lights,
    We run away, but we don't know why,
    And like a mirror these city lights shine,
    They're screaming at us, 'we don't need your kind'

    Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small,
    Then we can never get away from the sprawl,
    Living in the sprawl,
    Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains,
    And there's no end in sight,
    I need the darkness someone please cut the lights.

    They heard me singing and they told me to stop,
    Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock.
    Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small,
    Can we ever get away from the sprawl?
    Living in the sprawl,
    Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains,
    And there's no end in sight,
    I need the darkness someone please cut the lights.

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