Holland, 1945

Album: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (1998)
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  • The only girl I've ever loved
    Was born with roses in her eyes
    But then they buried her alive
    One evening in 1945
    With just her sister at her side
    And only weeks before the guns
    All came and rained on everyone
    Now she's a little boy in Spain
    Playing pianos filled with flames
    On empty rings around the sun
    I'll sing to say my dream has come

    But now we must pack up every piece
    Of the life we used to love
    Just to keep ourselves
    At least enough to carry on

    And now we ride the circus wheel
    With your dark brother wrapped in white
    Says it was good to be alive
    But now he rides a comet's flame
    And won't be coming back again
    The Earth looks better from a star
    That's right above from where you are
    He didn't mean to make you cry
    With sparks that ring and bullets fly
    On empty rings around your heart
    The world just screams and falls apart

    But now we must pack up every piece
    Of the life we used to love
    Just to keep ourselves
    At least enough to carry on

    And here's where your mother sleeps
    And here is the room where your brothers were born
    Indentations in the sheets
    Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
    And it's so sad to see the world agree
    That they'd rather see their faces filled with flies
    All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes Writer/s: Jeffery Nye Mangum
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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