Night Lights

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Intro:
This city was made out of irrigated rainwater
Back when the black eyed sky made gifts
Not since then has a sun-drenched lip
known bliss like a drought stamped out by a first kiss

Verse:
Send the misfit to reclaim the throne
It’s the last hope ‘ for the glass rope
woven outta the notion that we’re alone here
nobody can see us ‘ hear us turning in our sleep
the panic on the street says: reinvent the polls
re-release the manifesto ‘ re-reacting to the fact that we let her go
Much wiser then but tempted by the ignorants
who saw blue and assumed that she was infinite
Just like that last little bastard offspring
trying to pass judgment as offering
Swore up and down that the stars were as pretty as pearls
if we turn out the night lights the city’s gon’ burn bright
All that neon gas lay broke as every last word spoken in defense of his name
[in defense of his name]

Chorus:
Your night lights are never gonna burn the same
They’re never gonna burn the same

Verse:
Let’s see how this’ll come together now that we destroyed the weathervane
Shed the same blood ‘ just think of all the trust we’ve gained
with the choir ‘ yea but swan song is symphony these days
old folks waiting on that western flame to cold smolder and change form
Company dimes ‘ bled dry in the fist of a rainstorm
All we ever wanted was power
so we built a machine to hide the ghosts pulling strings in the tower

We went to summer sub-culture camp to beat cancer
Opened the body mass and salted it back shut
You can be a nuisance or you can join the fan club
but you’re in no position to stand and put both your hands up

It’s not an answer ‘ not this far away
It’s just the part where your heartbeat starts to break
It’s not an answer ‘ not this far away
It’s just the part where your heartbeat starts to break
Chorus:
Your night lights are never gonna burn the same
They’re never gonna burn the same

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from Theft of the Commons, track released April 29, 2011

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