Comet Song

Album: Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was (2020)
  • The city shines
    A silver street lamp glistens in the snow
    Shiver as I'm walking by
    Just knowing what I know
    I guess this wild wanderlust
    Just got out of control
    Wish I could apologize
    And come in from the cold

    Where are you going?
    Or where you been?
    Questions that you'll never ask again

    I heard the words
    I took my turn
    Another eulogy
    Not sure I can hang if this
    Is how it's gonna be
    We reminisce on innocence
    Then plunge into the sea
    The Super 8 keeps flickering
    With choppy memories

    Spent decades in search of
    What meant so much to you
    Then sold the whole collection
    Because the rent was due

    You clenched your fist
    And threw the dish
    And called me Peter Pan
    Your aim's not very accurate
    And I thank God for that
    Although I told you many times
    I'm not much of a man
    You held out hope
    Believing that at least I might pretend
    Vacuumed up all of the fairy dust
    Held Savasana on the floor
    Just felt like dying
    When you thought of us
    You clapped your hands
    And hoped for an encore

    So young and sunburnt
    We walked on an empty beach
    The surface was so shiny
    With nothing underneath

    There's tulips in the wheelbarrow
    There's cherries in the tree
    There's a comet in the sky at least
    One night a century
    And I will always wait for you
    If you will wait for me
    Like a baby or apocalypse
    That we will never see

    Little infant in a plastic box
    Shedding incubator tears
    She doesn't know yet what a comet does
    You're approaching even as you disappear

    "We used to have these like bins"
    "I know, they were so cool"
    There were thousands of them"

    "When you're alone, and you're not, doesn't really matter"
    "Consider the source"

    "Sorry baby, I was dreaming of you, you were in my dreams" Writer/s: Conor Oberst, Nathaniel Walcott, MiWi La Lupa
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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