Please Just Take These Photos from My Hands

Album: A Hundred Million Suns (2008)
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  • The yellowed page of the books and books I'd forgotten that I had
    These paperbacks they know their age they smell of weight and time that's resting warm
    The opened box beside the endless box parade that haunts my house
    Is fit to split with photographs that tell the wanderlust of years smashed on to years

    [Chorus]
    When all this actual life played out
    Where the hell on Earth was I?
    I rack my brains but it won't come
    Through water damaged bloodshot eyes
    The fleeting triumphs, brazen lies
    All seems to mingle into one

    I read your name under words in your elegant hand you probably don't mean now
    I fold the letter and think of a million and one things that I could have done different

    [Chorus]

    One gigantic fairy tale
    Of friends I haven't seen in years
    Drinking 'till the daylight hurts

    You seem friendly who are you
    That's a lot of wine that we got through
    We've made playtime look like word

    Please just take these photos from my hands
    Please just take these photos from my hands
    Please just take these photos from my hands
    Please just take these photos from my hands

    Please just take these photos from my hands
    Please just take these photos from my hands
    Please just take these photos from my hands
    Please just take these photos from my hands Writer/s: GARY LIGHTBODY, JONATHAN GRAHAM QUINN, NATHAN CONNOLLY, PAUL WILSON, TOM SIMPSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Jim from Sterling, VaAn excellent tune. Talked my band into doing it as a cover tune. Sampled the beginning sound into my Roland SPD-S drum pad. We played it last night for the first time. Sounded awesome. Very fun!
  • Emily from Abingdon, VaBest song on the album, hands down.
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