Arlandria

Album: Wasting Light (2011)
  • Ain't that the way it always starts
    A simple round of conversation
    Became a shameful equation
    I flipped you station to station

    Hey, don't go and turn the other way
    Don't say there's nothing more to say
    Come on, hear me out, hush, hush, settle down
    Button up don't make a sound

    Shame, shame, go away
    Come again some other day
    You used to say I couldn't save you enough
    So I've been savin' it up, I started savin' it up

    And when you said I couldn't give you enough,
    I started givin' you up, I started givin' you up
    You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria,
    You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria
    Oh God you gotta make it stop

    Chase all of those memories away
    Save them all for another day
    Don't you remember it was rain that drowned you

    Wait, I wanna see if you can change
    I wanna keep all I can take
    I feel much better now
    Use me up, spit me out, let me be your hand-me-down
    Fame, fame, go away, come again some other day

    You used to say I couldn't save you enough
    So I've been savin' it up, I started savin' it up
    And when you said I couldn't give you enough
    I started givin' you up, I started givin' you up
    You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria
    You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria
    Oh God you gotta make it stop

    My sweet Virginia
    I'm the same as I was in your arms
    My sweet Virginia
    I'm the same as I was in your arms

    Shame, shame go away, come again some other day
    Memories keep haunting me, help me chase them all away
    Hush, now, settle down, button up, don't make a sound
    Close your eyes, turn around, help me burn this to the ground
    Come now, take the blame, that's OK I'll play the game
    I don't care it's all the same, watch it all go up in flames
    Use me up, spit me out, let me be your hand-me-down
    Fame, fame, go away, come again some other day

    You used to say I couldn't save you enough
    So I've been savin' it up, I started savin' it up
    And when you said I couldn't give you enough
    I started givin' you up, I started givin' you up
    You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria
    You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria
    Oh God you gotta make it stop

    My sweet Virginia
    Oh God you gotta make it stop
    My sweet Virginia
    Oh God you gotta make it stop Writer/s: DAVID ERIC GROHL, TAYLOR HAWKINS, NATE MENDEL, CHRISTOPHER A SHIFLETT, PAT SMEAR
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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