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Stranded in this spooky town
Stoplights are swaying and the phone lines are down
This floor is crackling cold, she took my heart, I think she took my soul
With the moon I run far from the carnage of the fiery sun

Driven by the strangle of vein showing no mercy I do it again,
Open up your eye, you keep on crying baby, I'll bleed you dry
Skies they blink at me, I see a storm bubbling up from the sea

And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer

You shimmy shook my bone leaving me stranded all in love on my own
Do you think of me? Where am I now? Baby where do I sleep?
Feel so good but I'm old, 2000 years of chasing's taking its toll

And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer

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  • U
    UnregisteredApr 9, 2014 at 12:44 am
    Vampires and drugs does not cut it for me. I believe still like I believed when I first heard it years ago that this song is about a physically abusive relationship. The strangle of vein is the erection that he gets from the high of hitting her. If she keeps on crying he'll bleed her dry, basically beat her to death. What's coming closer is his anger, it's coming to the surface. Does she think of him since she managed to run away? Too late to answer since he's about to kill her in the stranded, spooky town in the middle of a severe snowstorm. The end.
  • m
    monkeyboyest1993Jan 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    this song is absuloutly amazing i love every bit and i could listen to it over and over again i love it
  • ChocolateEyes
    ChocolateEyesNov 3, 2010 at 7:03 am
    You can interpret this song to mean many different things but Kings of Leon have it on their website that the OFFICIAL interpretation is about a love sick vampire
  • Bridg101
    Bridg101Apr 4, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    It's the first track on the album 'only by the night' now i bought the album cuase i love 'sex on fire' 'use somebody' crawl' and 'rervelry'. Havent heard the rest till i got it and played it. I instaly fell in love with this tune!!! This should be there next single but manahanntan is [sorry if i spelt it rong] it should but good luck if u want it to be the next single. i do KOL 4 EVER
  • ChocolateEyes
    ChocolateEyesJan 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    I just read on the bands website that this song really is about a lovesick vampire. I've read the Twilight books myself & can see how it could be worked into one of the movies but I can also relate on a completely non-vampiric (not sure thats a word!) level. Regardless of the Twilight love/hate debate going on here all it really comes down to is appreciation of the song & as hazzi00 said it's the beauty of musical art.

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