To All the Lights in the Windows

Album: Outer South (2009)
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  • Moses up on the mountainside, what a place to meet
    He brought his pad and his pencil, poured himself some gypsy tea
    And all the world's multiplicity, they turn his brain and his soul to stone
    He drew his face on a tablet and carried it back home

    Jesus off in the water, standing on His feet
    Yeah, that's the thing about charisma it makes everyone believe
    But there is nothing impossible
    When I'm with you and when you're with me
    I got a sad sinking feeling that, that can never be

    But I'm going to do what I can for you, I will make a plea
    To all the lights in the windows, the puddles in the streets
    And all the lovers that you've been teasing from your balcony
    May they carry you far from my memory

    Solomon heard a protest from the lower court
    Reached in his ear for a silver dollar just like he'd done before
    He tossed it high, said that wisdom's fickle and chance is God's retort
    And handed them a sentence, it was death by Trojan horse

    Pharaoh woke from a bad dream splashed some water on his face
    When it's a matter of nightmares you had better ask a slave
    And he may tell you a famine's coming or he may look away
    If he's kind then return it, let him lick your plate

    But I'm gonna do what I can for you, I will make a plea
    To all the birds in the chimneys, the whales up on the beach
    And all the footsteps that you've been hearing like a timpani
    May they carry you far from your enemies

    I'm gonna do what I can for you, I will make a plea
    To all the lights in the windows, the puddles in the streets
    And all the hours that you've been sitting at your vanity
    May they carry you far from your misery, may they carry you far

    Jesus off in the water, standing on His feet
    Yeah, that's the thing about charisma it makes everyone believe
    That there is nothing impossible
    When I'm with you and when you're with me
    I got a sad sinking feeling, I got a sad sinking feeling
    I got a sad sinking feeling that will never be

    Writer/s: CONOR M OBERST
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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