Diplomat's Son

Album: Contra (2010)
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  • It's not right, but it's now or never
    And if I wait, could I ever forgive myself?
    On a night when the moon glows yellow in the riptide
    With the light from the TV's buzzing in the house

    'Cause I'm gonna cut it where I can
    And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
    If I ever had a chance it's now then
    But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you

    To offer it to you would be cruel
    When all I want to do is use, use you

    He was a diplomat's son, it was '81
    He was a diplomat's son, it was '81, oh-oh, oh-oh

    Dressed in white with my car keys hidden in the kitchen
    I could sleep wherever I lay my head
    And the sight of your two shoes sitting in the bathtub
    Let me know that I shouldn't give up just yet

    'Cause I'm gonna take it from Simon
    And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
    If I ever had a chance it's now then
    But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you

    To offer it to you would be cruel
    When all I want to do is use, use you

    He was a diplomat's son, it was '81
    He was a diplomat's son, it was '81, oh-oh, oh-oh

    I know, you'll say I'm not doing it right
    But this is how I want it

    I can't go back to how I felt before, there's

    That night I smoked a joint with my best friend
    We found ourselves in bed, when I woke up, he was gone

    He was a diplomat's son, it was '81
    He was a diplomat's son, it was '81

    Looking out at the ice-cold water all around me
    I can't feel any traces of that other place
    In the dark, when the wind comes racing off the river
    There's a car all black with diplomatic plates Writer/s: David James Andrew Taylor, Ezra Koenig, Frederick Hibbert, Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam, Rostam Batmanglij, Thomas Wesley Pentz
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
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