Paris

Album: Fireflies (2005)
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  • The train pulled into Paris
    Like a rocket to the moon.
    The station's like a circus

    Every face is a cartoon.
    And everyone's stoned on pride
    And drunk on cheap champagne.

    Tonight this joie de vivre
    Sure don't live up to its name.
    Now all I can say is

    I'd give this world to you
    Every rock and every stone
    Every masterpiece in Rome

    And if you'd ask me to
    I'd steal the Mona Lisa
    Tear it up in little pieces

    And lay them at your feet
    For all the world to see.
    But tonight I can't give you Paris.

    Aristicats are everywhere
    And the air is as thick as thieves.
    She'd like nothing better than to

    Steal the breath from me.
    And the tower's lights ain't shinin'
    As it hangs its head in shame

    At the sight of American blood
    On the streets of St. Germain
    Washin' up into the Seine

    And I'd give this world to you
    I'd steal the crown and kingdom
    From the Queen of England

    And if you'd ask me to
    I'd take this city in my hands
    Break it down to grains of sand

    And lay them at your feet
    For all the world to see.
    But tonight I can't give you Paris. Writer/s: BLAIR DALY, GORDIE SAMPSON, TROY VERGES
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Salut Ô Éditions, SO2 Édition, Quatryo Éditions, Songtrust Ave, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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