Album: Heligoland (2010)
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  • Say it was her Babel
    Said it was my Babel
    It was my Babel
    Tell all people

    Now you know it's over, rolling off her shoulder
    You can take a ladder to the shadows and forget
    Was it how she kissed you and then dismissed you?
    Was it purposeful and was it just to hook you in?

    Hallucinating, chasing, changing, racing
    Breaking, hating 'til you lost it all
    Well, you lost your girlfriend, she was not knowing
    Where you were going, you were on your own

    He was quick to burning
    He was slow to learning
    Though his eyes were misted
    He still kissed her when she cried
    You did your best to replace her
    You didn't up and leave her
    You befriended the harsh way it ended, now sleep tight

    Hallucinating, chasing, changing, pacing
    Bracing, breaking, if you lost it all
    Was it all your good?
    Reachin' into it?
    That lead you to me
    I would have craved the love

    I wanna be the one that should've said, "You do not dare"
    I'm running so far out of my head
    This rain of heart that ripples my day
    Can never say what was thinking, wait
    Mhm Writer/s: Grantley Evan Marshall, Martina Topley-Bird, Neil Davidge, Robert Del Naja
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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