Green

Album: Throwing Muses (1986)
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  • You built a city in my head
    Then there were candles
    And a phoenix burned my bed
    These are subwords
    These are air

    There's one boy
    In one house
    In one place
    At all times
    And green eyes 

    I got no more
    Who are you for?
    I got no more
    What is this? 

    I shouldn't be smoking
    This last cigarette
    I feel sick 
    Now there are words in my head 

    You took my house
    Burned it inside out
    Kneel in my ashes
    Kneading them 

    There's one boy
    In one house
    In one place
    At all times
    And green eyes 

    I got no more
    Who are you for?
    I got no more
    What is this?
    And now you're leaving again, no

    Temper and tempest 
    To knock at the moon
    And the stars come out at night
    What's that beyond the floor?
    You were left screaming
    My hands are in your hair
    You're on the deep with the stars(?)

    You built a city in my head 
    Where are your candles?
    (...can see my...)
    And a phoenix that was you in my bed
    These are subwords
    These are air 
    (Turning my body around)

    There's one boy 
    In one house
    In one place
    At all times
    (There's one boy)
    And green eyes 

    I got no more
    Who are you for?
    I got no more
    What is this? 

    Smoke falls to the ceiling
    It begins
    There's a man dancing at me
    He's making circles
    So I will tell you now
    (I wear your clothes) 
    I wear your clothes like armour
    (I love your face) 
    I love your face like God
    So you're in love and I'm indebted always
    Green eyes
    And now you're leaving again
    No Writer/s: TANYA DONELLY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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