The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

Album: Sleep Well Beast (2017)
  • Maybe I listen more than you think
    And I can tell that somebody sold you
    We said we've never let anyone in
    We said we'd only die of lonely secrets

    The system only dreams in total darkness
    Why are you hiding from me?
    We're in a different kind of thing now
    All night you're talking to God

    I thought that this would all work out after a while
    Now you're saying that I'm asking for too much attention
    Also no other faith is light enough for this place
    We said we'd only die of lonely secrets

    The system only dreams in total darkness
    Why are you hiding from me?
    We're in a different kind of thing now
    All night you're talking to God

    And I cannot explain it
    Oh, any other, any other way
    I cannot explain it
    Oh, any other, any other way

    The system only dreams in total darkness
    Why are you hiding from me?
    We're in a different kind of thing now
    All night you're talking to God

    And I cannot explain it
    Oh, any other, any other way
    I cannot explain it
    Oh, any other, any other way
    I cannot explain it
    Oh, any other, any other way
    I cannot explain it
    Oh, any other, any other way Writer/s: Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Matthew D. Berninger
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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