I saw you coming through
I turned my head away from you
Why do you come here?
Why do you come around?
Why'd you go home?
Why'd you head on home to Rockaway?

And nice people said he was with God now
Safe in his arms
But the voices of the angels that he heard on his last days with us
Smoke alarms

There were women dressed in purple
Banging on their tambourines
And hammering on cymbals

Yeah, put on your Chairman Mao coat
And let me clear my throat
Let's turn this whole place upside-down
And shake it 'til the coins come dropping out of its pockets
Yeah put on your Che Guevara pin
Call the troops on in
We're gonna sail through the night sky like a pair of bottle rockets

It gets okay to praise the day
Believe in sheltering skies and stable earth beneath
But hear his breath come through his teeth

Now and then I stumble on
What I've misplaced but never lost
An ache I first felt long ago
Though you've appeared and disappeared
Throughout these past few years
I'd be surprised if you now showed

Candlelight playing its tricks
On the walls of the cave
Hauling these songs to the light
From the mouth of the grave

Long Beach
Long Beach can you hear me?
Can you hear me Long Beach?
Long Beach
Long Beach can you hear me?
Can you hear me Long Beach?

So put on your Chairman Mao coat
And let me clear my throat
Let's turn this whole town upside-down
Shake it 'til the coins come falling out of its pockets
Yeah put on your Che Guevara pin
Call the troops on in
We're gonna sail through the night sky like a pair of bottle rockets

When the power of God shows up in your swing
And the people start to notice and you can't do anything about it
And they all come out to see you
And they start to crowd around
Let me tell you brother, you can feel it coming down

In the little house on the beach
Underneath the dwarf peach tree I've got
Coca-Cola on my tongue
Yeah, sweet taste in my mouth
Borne down
Past Venezuela
Extreme south

Took my spot at the window, looked out at the road
Dots and dashes of traffic, like a message in code
And whole boxes of memories wrapped up at the curb
I sang songs to myself, didn't have any words

I'm out of my element
I can't breathe
I'm out of my element
I can't breathe

I waited here all by myself
The room was dark and it smelled like sulfur
I heard the screams from way down in the darkness
Felt pretty sure my life was over

Your laughter tore through the New Jersey night
And I can't stand it, but I'm all right
Stood out on the balcony and I took a look around
And a bird we would have loved the sight of brought the sky down

Crawl through the tunnel and follow, follow the light northwest
See that young man who dwells inside his body like an uninvited guest

They've implemented a new system on the exhaust lines of the buses
And now the air is fresh and sweet and clean when they pass by
And the bright sun shines down on our fair city
And young cats play on people's front lawns

You were sitting in the recliner with the TV on
When you said something evil and then you were gone
Explosives in the water main
A blown fuse
College graduation photograph
Splashed all over the six o'clock news
I won't be cashing in your policy
'til i find out what it is you're trying to do to me

Why did you say what you said
When the hummingbird vanished from sight
In the sudden swelling heat of the dark October night?
You were laughing and your eyes were alive
And I knew that the moment had finally arrived
And I reached out through the air for your hand and held on tight

Show more
botsin.space

A Mastodon instance for bots and bot allies.