The Bones of You

Album: The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)
  • So I'm there charging around with a juggernaut brow
    Overdraft, speeches and deadlines to make
    Cramming commitments like cats in a sack
    Telephone burn and a purposeful gait

    When out of a doorway
    The tentacles stretch of a song that I know
    And the world moves in slow-mo
    Straight to my head like the first cigarette of the day

    And it's you and it's me
    And we're sleeping through the day
    And I'm five years ago
    And three thousand miles away

    Do I have time? A man of my caliber stood in the street
    Like a sleepwalking teenager I know
    And I dealt with this years ago
    I took a hammer to every memento

    But image on image like beads on a rosary
    Pulled through my head as the music takes hold
    And the sickener hits, I can work till I break
    But I love the bones of you that I will never escape

    And it's you and it's me
    And we're sleeping through the day
    And I'm five years ago
    And three thousand miles away

    And I can't move my arm
    For the fear that you will wake
    And I'm five years ago
    And three thousand miles away

    And I'm five years ago
    And three thousand miles away
    And I'm five years ago
    And three thousand miles away

    And it's you and it's me
    And we're sleeping through the day
    And I'm five years ago
    And three thousand miles away Writer/s: CRAIG LEE POTTER, DOROTHY HEYWARD, DU BOSE HEYWARD, GEORGE GERSHWIN, GUY EDWARD JOHN GARVEY, IRA GERSHWIN, MARK POTTER, MARK ELLIS POTTER, PETER JAMES TURNER, RICHARD BARRY JUPP
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing
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